ERIC Number: EJ1145269
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Heritage Language Learners in Mixed Spanish Classes: Subtractive Practices and Perceptions of High School Spanish Teachers
Randolph, Linwood J., Jr.
Hispania, v100 n2 p274-288 Jun 2017
This qualitative study investigated the language ideologies and instructional practices of an entire Spanish language faculty at a high school in a new gateway state for immigration. The study examined additive and subtractive practices of teachers as they strived to teach Spanish to heritage language learners (HLLs) enrolled in mixed Spanish-as-foreign-language classes (that is, classes comprised of both HLLs and traditional second language learners). The study found that although at the philosophical level teachers had additive, pluralistic views of acculturation, they often opted for instructional practices that contradicted their philosophies. This article deconstructs those practices and outlines the fundamental shifts in ideologies that are necessary to promote effective and culturally appropriate instruction for HLLs in mixed classes.
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers, Native Language Instruction, Spanish, Qualitative Research, Educational Philosophy, Acculturation, Teaching Methods, Secondary School Teachers, High School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Language Teachers, Language Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Characteristics, Immigrants, Language Maintenance, Teacher Student Relationship, Language Usage
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Inc. 900 Ladd Road, Walled Lake, MI 48390. Tel: 248-960-2180; Fax: 248-960-9570; e-mail: AATSPoffice@aatsp.org; Web site: http://www.aatsp.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A