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Taylor, Shelley K.; Sakamoto, Mitsuyo – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2009
The conclusion begins with an analysis of the common thread that ties the papers included in this special issue together. The collection hinges on an analysis of issues of language and power in diverse contexts, seen in a perspective "a la" Jim Cummins. Included in the Conclusion is a discussion of how the papers in this collection illustrate or…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Action Research, Power Structure
DeVillar, Robert A.; Jiang, Binbin – Peter Lang New York, 2011
Creatively and rigorously blending historical research and contemporary data from various disciplines, this book cogently and comprehensively illustrates the problems and opportunities the American nation faces in education, economics, and the global arena. The authors propose a framework of transformation that would render American culture no…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, Academic Achievement, Social Sciences, Competition
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Farrell, Martin Peter – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2011
It has long been suggested that, in a bilingual setting, the proficiencies achieved in the first (L1) and second (L2) language may have a bearing on a subject's cognitive and, consequently, academic functioning. The study is set in Malta, a country in which Maltese (L1) and English (L2) are learnt simultaneously at school from age 5. It…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Physics, Tests, Foreign Countries
Garcia, Ofelia; Kleifgen, Jo Anne – Teachers College Press, 2010
This comprehensive and insightful book shows how present educational policies and practices to educate language minority students in the United States ignore an essential characteristic--their emergent bilingualism. In one accessible guide, the authors compile the most up-to-date research findings to demonstrate how ignoring children's…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Alternative Assessment, Second Language Learning, Educational Change
Cummins, Jim, Ed.; Early, Margaret, Ed. – Trentham Books Ltd, 2010
This book shows how identity texts have been used as a central focus for effective and inspirational pedagogy in multilingual school contexts that is engaging students around the world. The term identity texts was first used by the Canada-wide Multiliteracies Project to describe a variety of creative work by students, including collaborative…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Self Concept, Creative Activities, Cooperation
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Horn-Marsh, Petra M.; Horn-Marsh, Kester L. – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2009
The Kansas State School for the Deaf (KSD) is a bilingual school where American Sign Language (ASL) and English are used equally in the classroom and dormitory as the languages of instruction and communication. As a result, KSD has been part of bilingual education training through the Center for ASL/English Bilingual Education and Research…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, English, American Sign Language, Special Schools
Baker, Colin, Ed.; Hornberger, Nancy H., Ed. – 2001
This book contains 19 readings covering three decades of the work of academic Jim Cummins. Section 1, "The 1970s," includes: "A Theoretical Perspective on the Relationship between Bilingualism and Thought"; "The Influence of Bilingualism on Cognitive Growth: An Synthesis of Research Findings and Explanatory Hypotheses"; "Immersion Programs: The…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Child Development
Dewaele, Jean-Marc, Ed.; Housen, Alex, Ed.; Wei, Li, Ed. – 2003
This collection of papers focuses on individual bilingualism and societal and educational phenomena. After "Introduction and Overview" (Jean-Marc Dewaele, Alex Housen, and Li Wei), 12 papers include: (1) "Who is Afraid of Bilingualism?" (Hugo Baetens Beardsmore); (2) "The Importance of being Bilingual" (John Edwards); (3) "Towards a More…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
Hakuta, Kenji; Cummins, Jim; Fillmore, Lily Wong – 2002
This professional development kit for teachers and administrators working with English language learners (ELLs) offers three videotapes of three presentations from the 2002 NABE Conference, as well as agendas, presenter's notes, classroom activities, a list of resources, and transparencies for half-day or full-day workshops. The topics discussed…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Class Activities, Educational Change
Garcia, Gilbert C., Ed. – 2003
This collection of papers examines the critical literacy development of English learners, focusing on English reading instruction in an immersion setting, English language development, and cultural issues pertaining to English learners in and out of the classroom. The 16 papers include the following: (1) "Reading and the Bilingual Student: Fact…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, After School Programs, Asian American Students, Bilingual Students
Paulston, Christina Bratt, Ed.; Tucker, G. Richard, Ed. – 2003
This collection of papers includes the following: (1) "A Brief History of American Sociolinguistics 1949-1989" (Roger W. Shuy); (2) "Reflections on the Origins of Sociolinguistics in Europe" (Louis-Jean Calvet); (3) "Models of the Interaction of Language and Social Life" (Dell Hymes); (4) "I Came to Sing: Negotiating Identities and Places in the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Creoles, Dialects, Diglossia
Beykont, Zeynep F., Ed. – 2000
Essays in this collection deal with the complex pedagogical and political issues of language-minority education in U.S. public schools. The book focuses on language-minority students in bilingual programs, those who receive some instruction in their native languages. The essays are: (1) "Language Loss and Language Gain in the Brazilian Community:…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Immigrants
Ovando, Carlos J., Ed.; McLaren, Peter, Ed. – 2000
Essays on political issues in multicultural and bilingual education include: "Cultural Recognition and Civil Discourse in Democracy" (Carlos J. Ovando, Peter McLaren); "The Political Life of Language Metaphors in Writings About Diversity in Education" (Sharon Pugh, Ovando, Nicole Schonemann); "Contesting Whiteness: Critical Perspectives on the…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Bilingual Education, Comparative Analysis, Culture Conflict
Shaw, Susan, Ed. – 2000
This collection of papers demonstrates the role of the Intercultural Educational Partnership in the United Kingdom. It offers contributions from teachers, educationalists and academics in the field of second/additional language learning. The papers include: "Introduction: 'Learners' or 'Learned'" (Susan E. Shaw); "Second Language Pedagogy: A Value…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Bilingual Students, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
Baral, David P. – 1987
In recent years, the theoretical framework of Jim Cummins has been widely discussed by bilingual educators. This paper traces the evolution of Cummins' theory and examines the criticisms which have been raised against it. The first part of the paper discusses the major elements of his theory of bilingual proficiency: the threshhold hypothesis, the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Communication
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