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Fingon, Joan C., Ed.; Ulanoff, Sharon H., Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2012
This resource guide looks at new classroom-based literacy research that supports "all" learners, including culturally and linguistically diverse students. The authors demonstrate how teachers and researchers develop instructional practices based on multiple languages and the literacy contexts of their schools. They describe classrooms where…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Research Tools, Multilingualism
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Gonzalez, Virginia – Theory Into Practice, 2012
This article examines major unresolved challenges in the assessment of pre-K-grade 12 multilingual students in US public schools. The ethnic educator approach advocates for a change of paradigms in assessment, one that abandons the medical model to incorporate socio-constructivist theoretical perspectives and pluralistic and progressive social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Ideology, Best Practices
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Gonzalez, Virginia – Journal of International Students, 2012
I emigrated from Peru to the United States in the mid-1980s. More than 20 years later, a short trip to Latin America helped me come full circle personally and professionally and close the gaps that I had felt developing over the past two decades. This opportunity was provided by a Fulbright Senior Specialist Program award at the University of…
Descriptors: Latin Americans, Professional Identity, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
Castellano, Jaime A. – 2002
This book provides 13 readings on special populations in gifted education. It is based on the premise that gifted and talented students transcend (1) cultural, ethnic, and linguistic ties; (2) conditions that are disabling; (3) sexual orientation; (4) poverty; and (5) geography. Chapters are: (1) "Casting a Wider Net: Linking Bilingual and Gifted…
Descriptors: Access to Education, American Indians, Bilingual Education, Black Students
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Gonzalez, Virginia; Soltero, Sonia W. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2011
Our objective is to provide two multidimensional models (i.e., contextual-interaction and Ethnic Educator) including sociopolitical, socioeconomic, sociocultural, and sociohistorical factors explaining underachievement in Latinos. First, we critically discuss single-factor theories (i.e., deficit, resistance, social reproduction, cultural…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Multilingualism, Item Response Theory, Immigrants
Castellano, Jaime A., Ed.; Diaz, Eva I., Ed. – 2002
This book provides 14 readings on issues in the education of gifted and talented students from culturally or linguistically diverse populations. Its overall theme is the insoluble and reciprocal dependence of excellence and equity in education. Chapters include: (1) "Framing an Historical Context for the Education of Culturally and Linguistically…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Creativity
Malave, Lilliam M., Ed. – 1994
This collection of papers on bilingual education, presented at the previous two NABE annual conferences, focuses on special programs, gifted and talented education, special education, and innovative teaching approaches. Articles include: "Writing Instruction for Limited English Proficient Students: A Survey of Teachers' Perceptions" (Laurie R.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Teachers, Classroom Techniques
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Gonzalez, Virginia – Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 2006
This quasiexperimental research studies the effect of socioeconomic status (SES), language learning, and culture on gifted Hispanic children's performance in an alternative developmental scale (Qualitative Use of English and Spanish Tasks) of cognitive ability for generating developmental profiles. Results show the effect of SES and language…
Descriptors: Profiles, Cognitive Ability, Gifted, Cognitive Development
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Espinoza-Herold, Mariela; Gonzalez, Virginia – Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 2007
Our objective is to document recommendations from senior scholars on effective strategies to mentor graduate students and junior faculty. Mentors' recommendations stated at a national symposium and follow-up interviews are discussed in relation to literature. General themes derived from mentors' recommendations indicate that characteristics of…
Descriptors: Universities, Productivity, Graduate Students, Coping
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Gonzalez, Virginia – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2003
Discusses the effect of ethnic and language minority background on personal and professional identities at the individual and collective levels. Presents solutions to the marginalization that minority schools are suffering within institutions and professional associations. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Mentors
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Gonzalez, Virginia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2001
A multidimensional model is presented for understanding an ecological perspective to the study of development in language minority children. Socioeconomic and sociocultural factors influencing language minority child development are discussed, with emphasis on the effects of cultural familial factors and home language use. Recommendations for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acculturation, Biculturalism, Child Development
Gonzalez, Virginia – 1994
This paper relates the personal and professional experiences of a female minority ethnic researcher in her transition from international graduate student to assistant professor in the United States. It examines coping strategies for such situations, including: (1) assuming that most problems have an external sociohistorical nature; (2) realizing…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Career Development, College Faculty, Cooperation
Gonzalez, Virginia – 1993
A method for assessing the cognitive and linguistic stages of second language learning in individuals is discussed. The approach is based on a psycholinguistic theory that views language learning as a process of concept formation in three domains: cognitive, cultural, and linguistic. According to the model presented, Spanish-English bilingual…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Clinical Diagnosis, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation
Gonzalez, Virginia – 1993
A study investigated the attitudes of teachers in graduate-level inservice education concerning multicultural education. Subjects were 55 students aged 20-55 in a graduate-level multicultural education class. Three surveys with open-ended questions elicited information about personal educational background (including gender factors influencing…
Descriptors: Developmental Stages, Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study
Gonzalez, Virginia – 1993
This is a descriptive survey study on the academic and personal characteristics of inservice teachers who were taking a graduate course in multicultural education issues. Descriptions of existing patterns and changes in academic knowledge and attitudinal belief systems on multicultural education are summarized. Reflective teaching was used as a…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Concept Teaching, Diversity (Student), Education Courses
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