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Sánchez, María Teresa; García, Ofelia; Solorza, Cristian – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
This article addresses language allocation policies in what is increasingly called "Dual Language Education" (DLE) in the U.S., offering a challenge to the strict language separation policies in those programs and a proposal for flexibility that transforms them into "Dual Language Bilingual Education" (DLBE). The article offers…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Bilingualism, Social Justice, Bilingual Education
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Eisenstein Ebsworth, Miriam; Ebsworth, Timothy John; Cai, Chencen – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Acquiring English in Puerto Rico involves the perceived advantages of bilingualism in contact with socio-political and economic forces that encourage and constrain the development of a population that is bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English. Using a mixed design we report the perspectives of 86 experienced English teachers on the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Spanish, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Joseph, Tatiana; Evans, Leanne M. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
As teacher educators, we continually ask ourselves how to most effectively prepare our teacher candidates with the professional knowledge and critical consciousness to engage in meaningful work with learners who are marginalized by structures of schooling and turbulent mainstream politics. In this article, we discuss our critically conscious…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Guidelines, Critical Theory
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Osorio, Sandra Lucia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
This article describes second-grade emergent bilinguals' dialogue in culture circles. I share how the tenets of humanizing pedagogy were manifested as my students and I engaged in critical pedagogy around issues of power and privilege related to bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism. Together we sought mutual humanization through the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Hispanic American Students, Childrens Literature, Grade 2
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Call, Andrea; Domenech Rodríguez, Melanie M.; Vázquez, Alejandro L.; Corralejo, Samantha M. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Dual language immersion programs are increasing in popularity. Yet little is known about what motivates parents to enroll their children in dual language immersion. The theory of planned behavior posits that behavior is based on attitudes, subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control. The current study was an exploratory evaluation of the…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Behavior Theories, Attitudes, Self Control
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Méndez, Lucía I.; Perry, Jamie; Holt, Yolanda; Bian, Hui; Fafulas, Stephen – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
The present study examines the association of micro- and macrostructural components in narrative retells within and across languages in Spanish-English bilingual Latino kindergarten children. Using a within-subject research design, fourteen Spanish-English speaking Latino kindergarten children were individually read a scripted picture book, after…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Connected Discourse, Bilingual Students, Hispanic American Students
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Lynch, Anissa Wicktor – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
This case study focused on transitional bilingual class and explored connections between the literacy practices co-constructed in this figured world and one student's developing identity. Yanet, a newcomer student from Cuba, was encouraged to draw on community cultural wealth to support her own and her classmates' language, literacy and identity…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Garza, Esther; Arreguín-Anderson, María Guadalupe – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
As teachers and students access their linguistic and cultural repertoire to teach and learn, comprehensible input may be possible as the result of teachers' systematic efforts to connect with their students. Some evidence of this purposeful connection has been found in studies that have explored teachers' efforts to prioritize meaning making over…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Achievement, Scientific Literacy, Science Instruction
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Collett, Jennifer – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Emergent bilinguals' engagement and participation with learning is closely connected to the identities they are able to construct in this learning. In this paper, I present a model for understanding how young emergent bilinguals begin to construct identities with language and learning across school-based activities. Drawing upon Holland,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Bilingualism, Language Usage, Models
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García, Georgia Earnest; Lang, María G. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
This three-year qualitative study examined how district personnel interpreted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts for bilingual teachers' Spanish literacy instruction and the changes that four dual-language (DL) teachers (K-2) made in their Spanish literacy instruction in response to their participation in professional…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Common Core State Standards, Bilingual Teachers, School Districts
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del Rosal, Karla; Roman, Diego; Basaraba, Deni – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
We investigated the experiences of 12 bilingual teacher candidates as they participated in a non-traditional teacher education program implemented in the context of a partnership between a university, a non-profit organization, and an urban school district. Using the lens of Cultural Historical Activity Theory and Latinx Critical Race Theory, we…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Bilingual Teachers, Nontraditional Education
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Davin, Kristin J.; Heineke, Amy J. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
The Seal of Biliteracy (SoBL) is a policy that recognizes biliterate high school graduates with an emblem placed on their diploma or transcript signifying proficiency in two or more languages. The present study focused on 12th grade students' perceptions of the SoBL to investigate the questions: How do students perceive bilingualism and…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Literacy, Bilingual Students, High School Students
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Leung, Genevieve; Uchikoshi, Yuuko; Tong, Rosina – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Though Cantonese has been spoken in the United States since the 1880s, very little is known about the attitudes of younger Cantonese speakers and learners and their ideas about their bi/multilingual identities. We fill this gap by reporting findings from focus group interviews with 14 fourth and fifth graders attending a Cantonese-English DLI…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Bilingual Education, Grade 4
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Babino, Alexandra; Stewart, Mary Amanda – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Dual language (DL) programs experience many tensions stemming from English hegemony in its curriculum, instruction, and assessment. These tensions often work in concert to usurp the three goals of DL programs to develop bilingualism, biliteracy, and bicultural competence while achieving grade level standards for its students. Subsequently, there…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Bilingualism
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Ramirez, Andrés; Sembiante, Sabrina F.; de Oliveira, Luciana C. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
A comparative lexicogrammatical and logicosemantic systemic functional analysis of two third-grade science curricular units on the topic of "matter" written in Spanish is presented. One of these curricular units, translated from an English textbook, or "mirror text," is used in dual language programs (Spanish-English) in the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Translation, Textbooks, English (Second Language)
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