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ERIC Number: EJ1099184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1367-0050
"Cultivando Confianza": A Bilingual Community of Practice Negotiates Restrictive Language Policies
Newcomer, Sarah N.; Puzio, Kelly
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v19 n4 p347-369 2016
Drawing from an ethnographic study of how one school community negotiates English-only policy in Arizona, we investigated how a bilingual community of practice was established at one school. Integral to establishing this bilingual community was the mobilization of Spanish-speaking families in the school's daily life and operation. This school-parent mutual engagement cultivated feelings of "confianza," or trust, between educators and families, and ultimately facilitated the use of parent waivers to opt out of the state's mandated English-only program. Implications include the significance of establishing bilingual communities of practice and the need to engage the entire school community, especially families, in policy negotiation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arizona
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