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Bialystok, Ellen – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
Bilingual education has been an educational option in many countries for over 50 years but it remains controversial, especially in terms of its appropriateness for all children. The present review examines research evaluating the outcomes of bilingual education for language and literacy levels, academic achievement, and suitability for children…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Language Proficiency, Academic Achievement, English Language Learners
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Ozfidan, Burhan; Aydin, Hasan – Higher Education Studies, 2017
The goal of bilingual education is fostering academic achievement, assisting immigrant acculturation to a new community, enabling native speakers to learn a second language, conserving linguistic and cultural heritage of minority groups, and advancing national language resources. This study investigated how certain parameters such as the views and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Mixed Methods Research, Surveys
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Zelin, Li – Chinese Education & Society, 2017
Bilingual education has unique and complex features. In the course of language study, with the mother tongue as a foundation, acquiring a second language depends on the features of student's learning and age. Based on the construction of J. Cummins's (1984) dual iceberg theory dual-language model, students' bilingual education is founded on the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Educational Trends
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Ozfidan, Burhan; Burlbaw, Lynn M. – Journal of Educational Issues, 2017
This study examines the bilingual education in Spain and in Canada, and discusses their historical backgrounds, current bilingual education programs in use, and teacher proficiency within their bilingual education programs. The purpose of this study is to examine these two countries' bilingual education programs and find a way to implement a…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Bilingual Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation
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Ozfidan, Burhan; Burlbaw, Lynn; Kuo, Li-Jen – International Education Studies, 2016
Bilingual education is globally an important aspect within the educational community in recent years. The purpose of the study is to explore perceptions towards a bilingual education program and investigate factors that may affect the development of a bilingual education program in Turkey. This study also identifies the benefits of bilingualism in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingualism, Conflict, Intergroup Relations
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Ozfidan, Burhan; Burlbaw, Lynn M. – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2017
This study seeks to identify the obstacles and opportunities involved in setting up a bilingual education system and to identify the challenges and benefits associated with the daily experience of maintaining a bilingual education model. This study discusses the benefits of developing a bilingual education program and what these programs can offer…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Language of Instruction, Mixed Methods Research
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Ilhan, Dilek; Aydin, Hasan – Journal of Education and Training Studies, 2015
In recent years, bilingual education has been a crucial phenomenon in the educational community in Turkey. This study aims to investigate whether academics have positive perceptions towards bilingual education or not. Regarding this issue, it is important to get the opinions of academics that are responsible for training future teachers. An online…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Bilingual Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Arroyo-Romano, Jacqueline Elena – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
Recruiting certified bilingual teachers have been difficult since 2010 as new testing policies and exams are implemented. Advanced high levels of writing and speaking language proficiency are required from the bilingual education candidate to perform his or her job. This essay examines the impact of Texas language policy for bilingual education…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Recruitment, Bilingual Teachers
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De La Trinidad, Maritza – History of Education, 2015
This essay traces the bilingual education movement that began in Tucson through the efforts of local teachers, university faculty and educational leaders. It is argued that Mexican Americans and their allies played a crucial role in promoting the merits of bilingual education at the local, state and national levels. Their advocacy of…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Culturally Relevant Education, Bilingual Education, Advocacy
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Flores, Nelson – Educational Policy, 2016
In this article, I examine two visions of bilingual education that emerged during the Civil Rights Movement: race radicalism and liberal multiculturalism. I argue that although proponents of both visions believed that bilingual education was necessary for empowering language-minoritized populations, race radicalism conceptualized this empowerment…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Influences, Whites, Cultural Pluralism
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Palmer, Deborah K. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Teacher leadership has been variously defined but generally understood as expanding teachers' visions beyond their own classrooms. Bilingual education teachers, working with emergent bilingual students in often marginalized situations and contexts, must develop a critical consciousness to embrace leadership identities. This requires engaging in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Literacy, Bilingualism, Interviews
Baker, Colin; Wright, Wayne E. – Multilingual Matters, 2017
The sixth edition of this bestselling textbook has been substantially revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education in the 21st century. Written in a compact and clear style, the book covers all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and societal levels. Updates to the new…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Textbooks, Evaluation Methods
Goldenberg, Claude; Wagner, Kirstin – American Educator, 2015
In the United States, bilingual education continues to provoke fierce debate. It seems that nearly everyone--from educators to policymakers to parents with school-age children to those without children--has a strong opinion on whether children with little fluency in English should be taught academic content in their home language as they learn…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Practices, Educational Development, Educational History
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Sánchez, María Teresa; García, Ofelia; Solorza, Cristian – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
This article addresses language allocation policies in what is increasingly called "Dual Language Education" (DLE) in the U.S., offering a challenge to the strict language separation policies in those programs and a proposal for flexibility that transforms them into "Dual Language Bilingual Education" (DLBE). The article offers…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Bilingualism, Social Justice, Bilingual Education
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Garrity, Sarah; Aquino-Sterling, Cristian R.; Van Liew, Charles; Day, Ashley – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
Despite the well-documented benefits of bilingualism, current educational practices in the United States reflect the deeply held belief that because the United States is an English speaking country, English should be the language of instruction. This belief was codified into law in California via the 1998 passage of Proposition 227, which banned…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, College Students, Student Attitudes
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