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Atkinson, David; Kelly-Holmes, Helen – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2016
The apparent gap between positive attitudes and low levels of everyday usage of the language is often cited as one of the greatest challenges facing Irish language revitalisation. In a context of increasing linguistic and cultural diversity in the Republic of Ireland, this article reports on a research project which set out to explore the…
Descriptors: Positive Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Language Usage, Irish
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Nava Gómez, Guadalupe Nancy; García, Hilda – PROFILE: Issues in Teachers' Professional Development, 2012
This study focused on investigating whether the teachers' geographical distribution influences their attitudes towards their students' use of code switching. The study was guided by the following research question: Are there differences between teachers' opinions of the north elementary schools and teachers' opinions of the south elementary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Code Switching (Language), Elementary School Students
ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Charleston, WV. – 1995
This packet contains six briefs developed specifically for Spanish-speaking parents of Mexican origin, and English translations of the briefs. In plain language, these briefs state what researchers and practitioners have learned about various ways parents can help their children do well in school. Titles of the briefs are (1) "Apoyando el…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Child Development, Cognitive Development
Hernandez-Chavez, Eduardo, Ed.; And Others – 1975
The following articles are included in this anthology on Chicano speech: (1) "Mexican Spanish," D.N. Cardenas; (2) "The Archaic and the Modern in the Spanish of New Mexico," J. Ornstein; (3) "Problemas Lexicograficos del Espanol del Sudoeste," A.M. Espinosa, Jr.; (4) "Associative Interference in New Mexican Spanish," J.B. Rael; (5) "Some Aspects…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Child Language, Code Switching (Language), Cognitive Processes
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Oyarce, Carmen Diaz; Mujica, Elena Alvarez-Salamanca – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2001
Investigated reading and writing skills of socioeconomically deprived first graders in Santiago, Chile. Found that the children had low achievement in reading and writing and at the end of the school year had not acquired sufficient linguistic competence to successfully master these skills. Also found a dissociation between observed practice and…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Grade 1