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ERIC Number: EJ911188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
Language Minority Learners' Home Language Use Is Dynamic
Mancilla-Martinez, Jeannette; Kieffer, Michael J.
Educational Researcher, v39 n7 p545-546 Oct 2010
This study investigates change in the home language environment of Language Minority (LM) learners between kindergarten and eighth grade, drawing on data from the National Center for Education Statistics' Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten (ECLS-K) Cohort. The analytic sample included 1,538 children whose parents reported a language other than English spoken at home to any extent and for whom relevant data were available for both time points. Mantel-Haenszel chi-square tests show that patterns of language use in the home are dynamic, suggesting that such patterns among the growing school-age LM learner population cannot be treated as time-invariant. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Kindergarten; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey