ERIC Number: EJ1054395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Collaborative Translations: Designing Bilingual Instructional Tools
Keyes, Christopher S.; Puzio, Kelly; Jiménez, Robert T.
Journal of Education, v194 n2 p17-24 2014
Recognizing the role of collaboration and multilingual literacy as 21st-century skills, the authors used design research methods to present, analyze, and refine a strategic reading approach for bilingual students. The collaborative translation strategy involves reading an academic text, translating key passages, and evaluating these translations. Discussions provide a rich context to support thoughtful connections to textual concepts. The authors describe the development and refinement of a domain-specific instructional theory that informs collaborative translation. Findings suggested the promise of the strategy for increasing engagement and providing a central instructional role for heritage languages.
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Material Development, Bilingual Education, Multilingual Materials, Bilingual Students, Reading Strategies, Translation, Cooperative Programs, Teamwork, Instructional Innovation, Educational Strategies, Educational Change, Reading Improvement
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