ERIC Number: EJ1101525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
Third Space Openings at a Two-Way Immersion Elementary School in North Carolina: Lessons from Parent Language Classes
Turner, Alison M.
Bilingual Research Journal, v39 n2 p107-120 2016
Two-way immersion schools are growing in popularity throughout the United States. An emerging issue is to what extent these schools are able to connect with parents from multiple communities. This article describes an effort to connect parents with the school and one another through parent language classes at a Spanish/English two-way immersion elementary school in North Carolina. Evidence of parents building bridges, gaining new knowledge, and imagining a new future were analyzed using the third space theory (Bhabha, 1994; Gutiérrez, 2008), which revealed progress to tap into third spaces while identifying areas for additional development.
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Elementary School Students, Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Parent School Relationship, Parent Participation, Second Language Instruction, Futures (of Society), Spanish Speaking, Working Class, Hispanic Americans, Native Speakers, Parent Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina