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Ramos, Francisco – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2009
This study examined opinions about some theoretical and practical tenets of bilingualism and bilingual education, as well as about the instructional use of English language learners' (ELLs) native languages in the classroom, of 77 teachers from Spain working in California as part of the California/Spain Visiting Teachers Program. In their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Bilingual Education, Academic Achievement
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Farruggio, Peter – Bilingual Research Journal, 2010
CThe article is a study of Latino immigrant parents' agency toward primary language (L1) instruction in the face of restrictionist language policy. Certain attitudes and characteristics were associated with advocacy for Spanish L1 instruction. Interviews conducted in an urban California school district among parents with different background…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Bilingual Education, Parent Background, Educational Attainment
Trueba, Enrique T., Ed.; Bartolome, Lilia I., Ed. – 2000
This collection of papers by ethnic scholars highlights the complex struggle for equality and power. It begins with a series foreword, "Beyond Psychologizing Multiculturalism" (Donaldo Macedo), and an introduction, "Democracy Sabotaged by Democracy: Immigration under Neoliberalism" (Peter McLaren). The 14 papers are: (1)…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Asian American Students, Bilingual Education, Chinese
Calderon, Margarita; Carreon, Argelia – 2000
In spite of political pressure, bilingualism is emerging as a strategy for improving the academic achievement of all students. Two-way bilingual or dual-language programs integrate language-minority and language-majority students for instruction in two languages. Site-based decision making has enabled schools in cities that border with Mexico to…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education