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Guzmán-Simón, Fernando; Gil-Flores, Javier; Pacheco-Costa, Alejandra – Journal of Research in Reading, 2020
Background: Research has suggested that one of the most important variables for the development of reading comprehension is the home literacy environment, composed of the literacy interface and what is known as the limiting environment. The current study investigated Spanish children's reading comprehension in relation to these two dimensions.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Reading Achievement, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries
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Kuder, Emily – Hispania, 2020
Rhetorical word stress has been identified as a feature of public, presentational, and didactic speech styles in Spanish through theoretical descriptions, intuitive accounts, and laboratory-based empirical research. Most scholars agree that non-primary stress is acoustically marked by pitch and primary stress is marked by segment lengthening. The…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Phonology
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Afonso, Olivia; Suárez-Coalla, Paz; Cuetos, Fernando – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2020
This study investigated which components of the writing production process are impaired in Spanish children with developmental dyslexia (DD) aged 8 to 12 years. Children with and without dyslexia (n = 60) were assessed in their use of the lexical and the sublexical routes of spelling as well as the orthographic working memory system by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Writing Difficulties, Dyslexia, Spelling
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Minto-García, Aline; Arias-Trejo, Natalia; Vargas-García, Elsa M. – Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 2020
This study analyzed the types of lexical relations produced by Spanish-speaking older adults with typical aging. A total of 120 older adults completed a word association norms task with 117 stimulus words, which allowed us to explore differences in associations by sex, age, and years of education. We employed two classifications to code the…
Descriptors: Spanish Speaking, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Associative Learning
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Scalise, Makenzi L. – Hispania, 2020
As a World Language teacher, I often focus my efforts on students' language development. However, I have struggled to help students find relevance and meaning in the cultures of people from distant countries and communities. My Spanish classes were full of teenagers with different backgrounds in terms of ethnicity, language, gender, sexuality, and…
Descriptors: Spanish, Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Rubio, Jesse W. – Journal of Pedagogy, 2020
Beginning in the 1970s, education has responded to the rise of neoliberalism across macro-, meso-, and micro-level contexts through shifts in practice and structure. Meanwhile, language learning is often promoted as an instrument in job attainment and transnational business communication. For example, in language education, courses in language for…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sánchez-Carracedo, Fermín; Sureda Carbonell, Bàrbara; Moreno-Pino, Francisco Manuel – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: This paper aims to analyze the presence of sustainability in 16 Spanish higher education curricula in the fields of education and engineering. Design/methodology/approach: The methodology uses two instruments: sustainability map and sustainability presence map. These instruments enable analysis of the number of subjects that develop…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Engineering Education, Sustainable Development
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Mayer, Elisabeth; Sánchez, Liliana – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2019
Direct object clitics in Latin American Spanish are subject to great variability in features across dialects. Variability also characterizes bilingual acquisition and especially clitic doubling structures in language contact contexts. We focus on the distribution of clitics and Differential Object Marking (DOM) in clitic doubling structures among…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, American Indian Languages, Spanish, Second Language Learning
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Menke, Mandy R. – Journal of Child Language, 2018
Rhotics, particularly the trill, are late acquired sounds in Spanish. Reports of Spanish-English bilingual preschoolers document age-appropriate articulations, but studies do not explore productions once exposure to English increases. This paper reports on the rhotic productions of a cross-sectional sample of 31 Spanish-English bilingual children,…
Descriptors: Child Language, Bilingualism, Children, Spanish Speaking
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Briceño, Allison; Rodriguez-Mojica, Claudia; Muñoz-Muñoz, Eduardo – Language and Education, 2018
This qualitative study explored Spanish-speaking teacher credential students' beliefs about academic language that might promote or inhibit their decision to become bilingual teachers. Data includes interviews with 11 bilingual teacher candidates who were heritage Spanish speakers. Findings show that most were only aware of English-only…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Spanish Speaking, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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García-Roca, Anastasio – Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 2020
Nobody doubts the importance of digital influencers when it comes to the selection and acquisition of new products and services. In the specific field of literary reading, literary blogs, booktubers and specialized websites that act as prescribers of reading stand out. This study presents a descriptive research model in which a multivariate…
Descriptors: Social Media, Role Models, Reputation, Recreational Reading
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Romero-Tena, Rosalia; Lopez-Lozano, Lidia; Gutierrez, Maria Puig – European Journal of Educational Research, 2020
Young pupils engage with technology daily, however, the use that preschool teachers make of technologies and their level of digital expertise are largely unknown. The objective of this study was to determine how these teachers make use of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and the frequency with which they use them, as well as to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Dascalu, Mihai; Jacovina, Matthew E.; Soto, Christian M.; Allen, Laura K.; Dai, Jianmin; Guerrero, Tricia A.; McNamara, Danielle S. – Grantee Submission, 2017
iSTART is a web-based reading comprehension tutor. A recent translation of iSTART from English to Spanish has made the system available to a new audience. In this paper, we outline several challenges that arose during the development process, specifically focusing on the algorithms that drive the feedback. Several iSTART activities encourage…
Descriptors: Spanish, Reading Comprehension, Natural Language Processing, Intelligent Tutoring Systems
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Azorín, Cecilia M.; Muijs, Daniel – Educational Research, 2017
Background: Networks play an important role in today's societies. As a consequence, changes are apparent in the political, economic, cultural, educational and social agendas. Purpose: The main goal of this article is to map the situation of school networks in Spain. The research questions are focused on what forms collaboration and networking take…
Descriptors: Networks, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Case Studies
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Arredondo, Maria M.; Gelman, Susan A. – Child Development, 2019
Latinos are the largest minority group in the United States (U.S. Census, 2014), yet this term comprises individuals from multiple ethnicities who speak distinct varieties of Spanish. We investigated whether Spanish-English bilingual children (N = 140, ages 4-17) use Spanish varieties in their social judgments. The findings revealed that children…
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Friendship, English
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