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Monzo, Lilia D. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
This paper examines the choices parents have made regarding language of instruction in their children's classrooms, particularly in California after the implementation of Proposition 227. The data for this study are drawn from a 2-year ethnography of eight Latino families from an urban immigrant Latino community. The parents in the study held a…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Parent Attitudes, Bilingual Education, Urban Schools
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Gutierrez, Kris D.; Asato, Jolynn; Baquedano-Lopez, Patricia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2000
A qualitative study examined how three urban California school districts and teachers in three case study classrooms interpreted and implemented Proposition 227. School district implementation varied according to district language ideology. Nevertheless, English only policy and accompanying highly scripted reading reforms stripped teachers of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Schirling, Elsa; Contreras, Frances; Ayala, Carlos – Bilingual Research Journal, 2000
Interviews with parents, teachers, and administrators of a California Bay Area elementary school explored the impact of Proposition 227 on parent involvement, student achievement, classroom instruction, and student and teacher emotions. Data indicate that an overemphasis on language of instruction overshadowed other critical issues such as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Case Studies, Classroom Environment