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Lee, Chaehyun; García, Georgia Earnest – Bilingual Research Journal, 2020
This qualitative study utilized sociocultural and heteroglossic perspectives to examine the oral translanguaging practices of four Korean-American first-graders in a Korean heritage language (HL) classroom. The research method was discourse analysis. The students attended all-English American schools during the school week and a Korean HL school…
Descriptors: Korean, Code Switching (Language), Native Language, Oral Language
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Clark, Amy – Bilingual Research Journal, 2020
Spanish-English emergent bilingual children's range of sociocultural and linguistic knowledge have typically gone devalued in relation to school literacy curricula. This case study examines how emergent bilingual children in a second grade one-way immersion dual language classroom draw on their prior cultural-experiential knowledge and dynamic…
Descriptors: Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Literacy Education
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Catalano, Theresa; Kiramba, Lydiah Kananu; Viesca, Kara – Bilingual Research Journal, 2020
Recent research has documented the ways that schools adapt to increasingly multilingual and multicultural student bodies. This qualitative study explores the schooling experiences of nine K-12 multilinguals not identified as English language learners in US schools. Using "deep interviewing" strategies, the authors expose the racializing…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Student Diversity, Educational Experience, Interviews
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Meskill, Carla; Sadykova, Gulnara; Kayumova, Albina – Bilingual Research Journal, 2020
There is vast potential for digital screens to support early bilingualism. For the most part, however, young children require human mediation with what is generated by screens in order for language and pre-literacy learning to occur. What does that mediation look like when multimodal elements are designed to support children's language and culture…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Language Acquisition, Russian, Second Language Learning
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Block, Nicholas; Vidaurre, Lorena – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
Students' attitudes in first-grade dual language immersion (DLI) classes were compared with those of similar students in mainstream English classes. Results for the sample of 81 Latinx students indicated that for attitudes toward activities in Spanish, including reading and speaking in public and with relatives, both ELLs and non-ELLs in DLI had…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Mainstreaming
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Sanders-Smith, Stephanie C.; Dávila, Liv T. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
As an officially trilingual special administrative region of China and an economic powerhouse in Asia, Hong Kong has invested heavily in dual language schools that emphasize learning English alongside of Cantonese or Mandarin at all levels of education. Little research has explored how learning and language use takes shape within these schools,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Pratt, Kristen L.; Ernst-Slavit, Gisela – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
Amidst the current climate surrounding bilingual education in the U.S., this study looked critically at the ways language education policies informed bilingual education as language was constructed and performed in a dual language bilingual, Spanish-English, third-grade classroom. This four-year ethnographic study explored the hegemonic realities…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Educational Policy
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Rowe, Lindsey W. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
As culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms become increasingly common, research looking at ways teachers can support language and literacy practices of all students in these spaces is needed. Using qualitative methods, this project examined second-grade, multilingual students' practices during a Writing Workshop activity that invited them…
Descriptors: Translation, Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Cultural Differences
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Garrity, Sarah M.; Aquino-Sterling, Cristian R.; Salcedo-Potter, Nina – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study employed survey methodology to examine the beliefs of Head Start educators about bilingualism, dual language development, and bilingual education and explored relationships between demographic variables and beliefs. Participants came from two large cities in California, a state that until very recently had a restrictive language policy…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Teachers, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education
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Hopewell, Susan; Abril-Gonzalez, Patricia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
In this qualitative linguistic ethnography, we combine a multilingual perspective on translanguaging with humanizing pedagogies to examine how and for what purposes a second-grade teacher and her students used Spanish and English in support of language development during a literacy-based English Language Development block within a paired literacy…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Usage, Grade 2, Elementary School Students
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Baker, Doris Luft; Ma, Hao; Gallegos, Elisa – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This experimental study explores the effects of workshops designed to increase directly the knowledge of Latinx parents, and indirectly, their children's vocabulary knowledge. Thirty-two Latinx mothers were randomly assigned to either attend six workshops in Spanish (n = 17), or to a wait-list control group (n = 15). Workshops included carefully…
Descriptors: Parent Workshops, Knowledge Level, Family Literacy, Young Children
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Hamman-Ortiz, Laura – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
There is ongoing debate within the field of bilingual education concerning the extent to which instructional languages should be separated. However, neither side has sufficiently addressed how language practices and policies shape the ideological space of the classroom, and the concomitant implications for student learning and sense-making around…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Language of Instruction, Ideology, Grade 2
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Sawyer, Brook E.; Hammer, Carol Scheffner; Cycyk, Lauren M.; López, Lisa; Blair, Clancy; Sandilos, Lia; Komaroff, Eugene – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
The purposes of this study were to (a) examine the degree to which teachers used linguistically responsive practices to support the language and literacy development of Spanish-speaking Dual Language Learners (DLL) and (b) to investigate the associations between these practices and select teacher-level factors. The sample consisted of 72 preschool…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Practices, Bilingual Students
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Zúñiga, Christian E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
Using a case study methodology, the article examines the language practices of two third-grade bilingual, dual-language education teachers as they prepare their students for their state's standardized assessment. Findings revealed that both teachers taught in between the contradicting tensions of the language-as-problem and -resource orientations…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Bilingual Education
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de Jong, Ester J.; Li, Zhuo; Zafar, Aliya M.; Wu, Chiu-Hui – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
In this article, we apply Ruiz's language-as-resource orientation to three international settings: Taiwan, Pakistan, and mainland China. Our guiding question was how different languages (indigenous languages, Chinese, and English) were positioned differently as resources in these contexts. For our analysis, we used Lo Bianco's (2001) elaboration…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Chinese
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