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ERIC Number: EJ1033832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Biliteracy Summer Schools: Breaking the Cycle of Monolingualism in Migrant Families
Rodriguez-Valls, Fernando; Montoya, Mayda; Valenzuela, Paola
Childhood Education, v90 n2 p107-115 2014
Immigration and the role of language in education have been major issues in governance and education across the world. The current study looks at a family biliteracy program for 2- to 6-year-old students and their parents. The findings shed light on the importance of teacher-community partnerships in bridging the linguistic gap between Spanish-speaking migrant parents and their children who are entering an English-only educational system. Such partnerships create opportunities for teachers to reflect on and re-evaluate their teaching practices, for parents to value literacy in the home language as well as the school language, and for students to value biliteracy as a relevant skill. Biliteracy practices, highlighted in the study, have implications for immigrant families in creating linguistic equity in education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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