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ERIC Number: EJ1120656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
Between Language as Problem and Resource: Examining Teachers' Language Orientations in Dual-Language Programs
Zúñiga, Christian E.
Bilingual Research Journal, v39 n3-4 p339-353 2016
Using a case study methodology, the article examines the language practices of two third-grade bilingual, dual-language education teachers as they prepare their students for their state's standardized assessment. Findings revealed that both teachers taught in between the contradicting tensions of the language-as-problem and -resource orientations that simultaneously valued bilingual language practices but also positioned bilingual education and development as problematic to success on an English state test. Without a more concerted effort toward Bartolomé and Balderrama's "ideological clarity" among educators and recentering of a language-as-right orientation in bilingual education, there is a danger that the benefits of bilingualism and the opportunity for bilingual development may not be extended to subjugated language communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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