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ERIC Number: EJ1130510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1523-5882
Translanguaging in Bilingual Teacher Preparation: Exploring Pre-Service Bilingual Teachers' Academic Writing
Musanti, Sandra I.; Rodríguez, Alma D.
Bilingual Research Journal, v40 n1 p38-54 2017
Translanguaging, or the complex, dynamic, and integrated linguistic practices of bilinguals have been recently identified as a pedagogical strategy to facilitate learning in bilingual classrooms. Given its potential implications for teacher preparation, a qualitative case study was conducted at a university on the Texas-Mexico border to explore translanguaging practices of pre-service bilingual teachers in academic writing. Findings showed that Latina pre-service bilingual teachers creatively leveraged their Spanish and English linguistic repertoire to produce meaningful Spanish writing. Moreover, pre-service teachers created translanguaging spaces through writing in multiple ways, showing the potential of translanguaging as a practice in action and a pedagogical tool to defy the monolingual tradition prevailing in bilingual teacher preparation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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