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Rolstad, Kellie; Mahoney, Kate S.; Glass, Gene V. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
This article reviews the current policy context in the state of Arizona for program options for English language learners and produces a meta-analysis of studies on the effectiveness of bilingual education that have been conducted in the state in or after 1985. The study presents an analysis of a sample of evaluation studies (N = 4), which…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Bilingual Education, Educational Policy
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MacSwan, Jeff; Rolstad, Kellie; Glass, Gene V. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2002
Analysis of a dataset of 38,887 Spanish-speaking children aged 4-6 who took the Pre-Language Assessment Scales Espanol indicates serious concerns with test validity. The "non-non" label--nonverbal in both Spanish and English--may be an artifact of poor assessment. Policies requiring routine oral native-language assessment of…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Early Childhood Education, Hispanic American Students, Language Proficiency
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Rolstad, Kellie – Bilingual Research Journal, 2000
Reviews an anthology that provides undergraduate and graduate students with theoretical and practical discussion on various ideological convictions in the fields of multiculturalism and bilingual education. Discusses theoretical conflicts and ideologies affecting the field of multiculturalism, and the more immediate effects of politics on teaching…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Book Reviews, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education
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Rolstad, Kellie – Bilingual Research Journal, 1997
An exploratory study used Los Angeles' Korean/English Bilingual Immersion Project (KEBIP) to examine effects of two-way immersion on ethnic identification of third-language speakers who received no first-language support from teachers. KEBIP participants were compared with ethnically matched students from other classrooms. Third-language students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Elementary Education