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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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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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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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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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Harris, Bryn; Sullivan, Amanda L. – Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 2017
Bilingual students comprise a substantial and growing proportion of U.S. school enrollment and often experience unsatisfactory school outcomes attributed to limited opportunities to learn. Bilingual consultants have the unique opportunity to shape school psychological services and general education supports for all bilingual students by working…
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Bilingual Students, English Language Learners, Models
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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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Brice, Alejandro E. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2012
Recruitment and retention of minority faculty in bilingual special education is a perilous task. Research has shown that minority faculty/teachers are able to provide emotional support, mentor students, serve as role models, create a positive climate, provide diverse views, increase collaboration among faculty and teachers, and work with…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Special Education
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Ping, Wang – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2017
This article starts with a review of definitions of bilingualism. It then discusses the definition of bilingual education with its focus on the analysis of bilingual competence. It is subsequently suggested that a theoretical hard nut to be cracked in today's bilingual research is to establish the scope of discussion of bilingualism models meeting…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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García-Mateus, Suzanne; Palmer, Deborah – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Research suggests that identity matters for school success and that language and identity are powerfully intertwined. A monolingual solitudes understanding of bilingualism undermines children's bilingual identities, yet in most bilingual education classrooms, academic instruction is segregated by language and children are encouraged to engage in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hornberger, Nancy H. – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2014
Drawing from long-term ethnographic research in the Andes, this paper examines one Quechua-speaking Indigenous bilingual educator's trajectory as she traversed (and traverses) from rural highland communities of southern Peru through development as teacher, teacher educator, researcher, and advocate for Indigenous identity and language…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes
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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
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