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Toni Dobinson; Stephanie Dryden; Sender Dovchin; Qian Gong; Paul Mercieca – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2024
Translanguaging literature has broadly discussed translanguaging as fostering expressive and creative interactions within classroom contexts. Often overlooked, however, are the responses of students who are encouraged to translanguage in spaces they previously deemed to be reserved for the dominant language only. Using Linguistic Ethno-graphy, we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mandarin Chinese, English (Second Language), English for Academic Purposes
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Chang-Bacon, Chris K. – Language Policy, 2022
Recent research highlights teachers' key role as language policy interpreters, yet few studies have explored whether and how teachers learn about policy interpretation. This article explores how language policy interpretation is addressed within a statewide teacher education initiative in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Since 2012, the state has…
Descriptors: English Only Movement, Teacher Role, Teacher Education Programs, State Programs
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Nieto, David G. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2021
Drawing upon Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) as theoretical framework and methodological tool, the present paper critically examines the legislation that has established English as official language in 30 states. This study captures the motivation and rationale of the policies, their stated outcomes and educational implications. The analysis…
Descriptors: Official Languages, English, State Legislation, Cultural Influences
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Bal Ram Adhikari; Prem Prasad Poudel – Language and Education, 2024
This paper presents the use of translanguaging in the assessment of content subjects in the context of Nepal's higher education. Since its proposition in the 1990s, translanguaging has been receiving much scholarly attention in multilingual educational contexts. In such contexts, individuals' language practices show a shift from the understanding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Master Teachers, Graduate School Faculty, Code Switching (Language)
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Qianqian Zhang-Wu – Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, 2024
In this study I indicate that lengthened family interaction time during pandemic lockdowns can afford children significantly more exposure and opportunities to enhance their heritage language, but that this does not diminish the constant dilemma between striving to balance English acquisition and heritage language maintenance. Using…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Native Language, Language Maintenance
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Escamilla, Kathy; Hopewell, Susan; Slavick, Jody – Reading Teacher, 2021
We begin this article with a brief look at opportunities to learn for the nation's growing numbers of Emerging Bilingual children. We briefly present the research literature that supports the use of children's languages other in English (LOTEs) in literacy instruction whether the children are participating in bilingual/dual language programs or…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods
Williams, Sarah Ann – ProQuest LLC, 2022
Foreign language enrollments in U.S. higher education are falling at an unprecedented rate since the 1980s. This mixed methods case study sought to investigate this phenomenon by examining the motivational and attitudinal profiles of 89 beginning-level learners of foreign languages (Spanish, French, Arabic, Japanese) and the contextual factors…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Declining Enrollment, Beginning Teachers, Language Teachers
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Mahoney, Kate; Lillie, Karen E.; Rolstad, Kellie; MacSwan, Jeff; DuBois, Natalie; Haladyna, Tom – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2022
The authors evaluate the success of Arizona's program for English Learners (ELs) twelve years after the implementation of Proposition 203 to determine whether it meets the "third prong" test of Castañeda v. Pickard (1981), which requires a demonstration of the effectiveness of a program after its implementation. This study is a follow-up…
Descriptors: State Legislation, English Language Learners, Court Litigation, Program Effectiveness
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Gomez, Laura M.; Cisneros, Jesus – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Public schools across the country are increasingly working with children who enter schools speaking a language other than English. Using a case study methodology, the authors examined Dual Language Program (DLP) implementation in Arizona, which by law supports English-only education. Several benefits (bilingualism, bi-literacy, biculturalism,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English Language Learners, Bilingualism, Educational Benefits
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Choi, Jinsook; Tatar, Bradley; Kim, Jeongyeon – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2021
Higher education in Korea has recently undergone drastic changes introduced by internationalisation policies aimed at global competitiveness in the educational markets. While the widespread student mobility has been studied by numerous scholars, little attention has been paid to both international and local students' interpretations of the global…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Global Approach, Educational Policy
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Hurie, Andrew H.; Joseph, Tatiana – Bilingual Research Journal, 2021
Drawing from oral history interviews and archival data from a nine-month ethnography, this article examines the activist practices of foundational bilingual teachers in Milwaukee's movement to launch Spanish/English bilingual-bicultural education (BBE). We use theories of critical consciousness to interpret the educators' daily activism as crucial…
Descriptors: Activism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Public Schools
Garcia, Amaya – Phi Delta Kappan, 2020
In 2016, California voters overturned a 1998 law that curtailed bilingual instruction throughout the state. After nearly 20 years of "English only" programs, what will it take to restore the schools' capacity to provide a broader range of services to English Learners, including dual language immersion and other forms of bilingual…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English Language Learners, Public Schools, English Only Movement
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Katherine S. Flowers – College Composition and Communication, 2019
This article analyzes how public policymakers responded to CCCC's 1988 National Language Policy. While many treated CCCC as a leading critic of English-only policies, others interpreted the organization to be more of a hesitant critic, or even an outright ally of the English-only movement. Rather than cede rhetorical ground to monolingual…
Descriptors: English Only Movement, Official Languages, Public Policy, Language Planning
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Chang-Bacon, Chris K. – Educational Policy, 2022
With U.S. classrooms increasingly characterized by linguistic diversity, policies mandating teacher training around English learning have proliferated. Recent federal oversight prompted Massachusetts to implement an initiative to endorse its 70,000+ teachers in Sheltered English Immersion (SEI). While policy research has productively emphasized…
Descriptors: Monolingualism, Educational Policy, Language Attitudes, Multilingualism
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Mossman, Beth – CATESOL Journal, 2021
This article examines the Spanish proverb, "quien habla dos idiomas vale por dos," which literally translates to mean he who speaks two languages is worth two people and applies its meaning to immigrant children who are language brokers for their families. Historically, the United States has not promoted multilingualism and even frowned…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Language Skills, Bilingual Students, Immigrants
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