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Butvilofsky, Sandra A.; Gumina, Deena – Bilingual Research Journal, 2020
This qualitative study examines students' perceptions of their bilingualism in a school that is attempting to disrupt inequalities through the promotion of social justice through bilingual/bicultural education. In order to understand students' perspectives of their bilingualism in Arizona's restrictive policy context, the researchers apply…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Student Attitudes, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Poza, Luis E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
Scholarship suggests that bilingual students' translanguaging skills -- their multilingual and multimodal communicative competencies -- should be leveraged as a valuable meaning-making resource and that translanguaging pedagogies can disrupt linguistic hierarchies and the ideologies of race, class, and nationhood that constitute them.…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Usage, Classroom Communication, Audio Equipment
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Aquino-Sterling, Cristian R. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
Bilingual teacher education scholars continue to advocate for the improvement of Spanish language-related teacher preparation practices. However, the field is in need of research on how bilingual teacher educators across the U.S. are addressing this task in their work with future teachers. In responding to this call, I describe an approach and an…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Teacher Education, Spanish, Bilingual Teachers
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Zisselsberger, Margarita – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
The increasing number of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students in the United States has created a priority for examining the perspectives, dispositions, and attitudes that best support these learners' writing. This study explores the link between a teacher's developing pedagogical language knowledge and humanizing practices and her…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Writing Instruction, Cultural Capital, Humanism
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Carlo, María S.; Barr, Christopher D.; August, Diane; Calderón, Margarita; Artzi, Lauren – Bilingual Research Journal, 2014
This three-year longitudinal study investigated the role of language of instruction in moderating the relationships between initial levels of English oral language proficiency and Spanish reading comprehension and growth in English reading comprehension. The study followed Spanish-speaking English language learners in English-only literacy…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Reading Comprehension, Spanish, Bilingual Education
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Howard, Elizabeth R.; Páez, Mariela M.; August, Diane L.; Barr, Christopher D.; Kenyon, Dorry; Malabonga, Valerie – Bilingual Research Journal, 2014
This study explores the role that socioeconomic status (SES), home and school language and literacy practices, and oral vocabulary play in the development of English reading skills in Latino English language learners (ELLs) and how these factors contribute differentially to English reading outcomes for children of different ages and in different…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Family Environment, Socioeconomic Status, Literacy
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Brown, Clara Lee – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
This article reports findings from a study that investigated math achievement differences between English language learners (ELLs) and fully English proficient (FEP) students on a literacy-based performance assessment (LBPA). It has been assumed that LBPAs are superior to standardized multiple-choice assessments, but it has not been determined if…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Socioeconomic Status