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Valdés, Guadalupe – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
This article focuses on two-way immersion (TWI) education and restates two previously expressed cautionary notes about the unexpected costs of such programs for the Latino community and for children who are racialized speakers of nonmainstream varieties of English. Utilizing an analytical framework focused on the process of…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Bilingual Education Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alfaro, Cristina – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
This article draws from historical, political, theoretical, and practice perspectives that provide a comprehensive analysis of how bilingual teacher education programs have strategically navigated around and through anti-immigrant sociopolitical ideologies to survive the incessant attacks on Latinx student populations, notably in the two decades…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Educational History
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Fránquiz, María E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), signed in 1965, was a pivotal civil rights law to address the dream of equitable education for all children on the mainland and in U.S. territories. The ESEA was followed by the Bilingual Education Act (BEA), signed by President Johnson in 1968. The BEA specifically addressed the necessities of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, Educational Legislation, Second Language Learning
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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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Escamilla, Kathy – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
The Bilingual Education Act (BEA) was a signature piece of legislation and was especially significant as a legislative accomplishment for Latinos and Native Americans as part of the Great Society programs and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. While Senator Ralph Yarborough of Texas and President Lyndon Johnson have historically been credited…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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García, Ofelia; Sung, Kenzo K. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
As the 1968 Bilingual Education Act (BEA) reaches its 50th anniversary, we provide a critical historical review of its contradictory origins and legacy. By distilling the BEA's history into three periods that we label "power to the people," "pride for the people," and "profit from the people," we demonstrate that the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Educational Legislation, Educational History
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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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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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