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DeNicolo, Christina Passos – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
This article explores the ways that general education and bilingual teachers make sense of a Spanish/English transitional bilingual program housed at one elementary school in a Midwestern school district. An in-depth examination of perceptions and attitudes unmasks key factors regarding the implementation and interpretation of bilingual programs…
Descriptors: Barriers, Bilingual Education Programs, Transitional Programs, Program Implementation
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Ramírez, Pablo Cortés; Vickery, Amanda E.; Salinas, Cinthia S.; Ross, Lydia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
This qualitative research study documented the way in which two Latina bilingual teachers advocated for the language rights of emergent bilinguals who attended and resided in two particular school districts in Arizona. Drawing from qualitative and ethnographic approaches, we collected data from teacher interviews, classroom/school observations,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Hispanic American Students, Civil Rights, Bilingualism
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Fredricks, Daisy E.; Warriner, Doris S. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
This study operationalizes Ruiz's language orientations framework (1984) and builds on his later work (e.g., 1997, 2008) by examining the ways in which local language policies influence the learning experiences of 12 multilingual youth and the teaching experiences of four of their classroom teachers. Using ethnographic and qualitative research…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Language Planning, Multilingualism, Learning Experience
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Lucero, Audrey – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
This article reports findings from a study that investigated the ways in which first-grade dual language teachers drew on various resources to instructionally support academic language development among Spanish-English emergent bilingual students. Classroom observations, semistructured interviews, and document collection were conducted over a…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning