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Ríos, Cristina; Castillón, Catalina – International Research and Review, 2018
This article, a literature review of current trends in bi-literacy development and bilingual education examines published research dedicated to exploring the literacy strengths in the primary language that immigrant children bring to the classroom, and the potential of these children for becoming bilingual and bi-literate. The focus of the review…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Native Language, Immigrants, Spanish
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Baker, Doris Luft; Basaraba, Deni Lee; Polanco, Paul – Review of Research in Education, 2016
The authors of this chapter review empirical studies that have been conducted in bilingual education to propose a future research agenda that incorporates the most recent evidence on the effectiveness of bilingual programs, advances in neuroscience, and the body of evidence of the benefits of being bilingual and biliterate. They first describe the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, Futures (of Society)
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
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Tabatadze, Shalva – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2019
This article reviews the educational policy for the integration of society in Georgia. It is an analytical research paper on the current situation of ethnic minority education in Georgia. The problems and opportunities of bilingual education policy are analysed in the article. The content analysis research method was utilised in the study. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Social Integration
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Garrity, Sarah M.; Aquino-Sterling, Cristian R.; Salcedo-Potter, Nina – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study employed survey methodology to examine the beliefs of Head Start educators about bilingualism, dual language development, and bilingual education and explored relationships between demographic variables and beliefs. Participants came from two large cities in California, a state that until very recently had a restrictive language policy…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Teachers, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education
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Martinez, Danny C.; Morales, P. Zitlali; Aldana, Ursula S. – Review of Research in Education, 2017
Leveraging is often described as the process of using the home and community languages of children and youth as a tool to access the "academic" or "standard" varieties of languages valued in schools. In this vein, researchers have called on practitioners to leverage the stigmatized language practices of children and youth in…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Multilingualism, Interpersonal Communication, Classroom Communication
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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Rhoades, Ellen A. – Volta Review, 2018
Advocates of bimodal bilingual (Bi-Bi) early intervention argue that both visual and auditory communication systems reflect optimal family and educational interactions for teachers, families, and their young children with hearing loss. The primary objective of this commentary is to highlight semantic variations noted in theoretical, ideological,…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Hearing Impairments, Bilingual Education, Sign Language
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Martínez-Álvarez, Patricia – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2019
Children who learn at the crossroads of multiple identities are at risk of experiencing inequality at multiple levels. Intersectionality frameworks have illuminated the relationship between cultural and language differences and dis/abilities, but they can also help us surface the effects dis/ability labels have on language choices for emergent…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Literacy, Special Education, Bilingualism
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Valdés, Guadalupe – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
Controversy surrounding the role of non-English languages in American education has a long history. In the 100 years in which the American Educational Research Association (AERA) has been in existence, two Supreme Court decisions have addressed this issue ("Meyer v. Nebraska," 1923, and "Lau v. Nichols," 1974); federal…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Bilingual Education, Immersion Programs, Academic Achievement
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Fránquiz, María E.; Leija, María G.; Salinas, Cinthia S. – Theory Into Practice, 2019
The Bilingual Education Act was passed in 1968 to address the challenges faced by emerging bilingual students in U.S. schools. Fifty years later, ideologies promoting bilingual education persist with a discourse of "one nation, one territory, one language nationalism." The bilingual and multiple language repertoires necessary for…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Metalinguistics, Educational Legislation, Bilingual Education
Ekiaka-Oblazamengo, Julien – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Over the last few decades, the United States of America (USA) has experienced an increase in the number of K-12 students due to increasing waves of immigrants and the high birth rate of immigrant families. Most of today's K-12 classes reflect a diversity of non-English speaking (NES) students whose English proficiency challenges their academic…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Teacher Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Kim, Ah-Young; Park, Anne; Lust, Barbara – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2018
The current study compares simultaneous vs. successive bilingualism through a mixed-method research design with four four-year-old Korean-English bilingual children who were born and raised in the USA. Two simultaneous bilinguals were exposed to Korean and English from birth, whereas two successive bilinguals were exposed to Korean from birth, but…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Korean Americans, Korean, English
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Gándara, Patricia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Given that bilingual education has been under assault for most of its modern existence in the United States, many bilingual educators have acquiesced to transitional bilingual education: the use of the primary language only until English is firmly established. While this placated some critics, the research now demonstrates that this is not in the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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