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Tang, Shifang; Tong, Fuhui; Irby, Beverly J.; Lara-Alecio, Rafael; Guerrero, Cindy – Bilingual Research Journal, 2020
Using a low-inference observation instrument, we investigated the effect of an ongoing, intensive, and structured virtual professional development (VPD) based on the fidelity of implementation (FOI) across treatment and control conditions in a randomized controlled trial validation study implemented in 116-bilingual classrooms in seven Texas…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Bilingual Teachers, Bilingual Education, Computer Simulation
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Cano, Jessica; Ruiz, Nadeen Teresa – Bilingual Research Journal, 2020
Throughout our targeted approach of explicit collaborative translation during small-group reading instruction in a bilingual education classroom, fourth grade emergent bilinguals employed the strategy to comprehend narrative text in a range of ways, similar to middle school students in reading instruction research. As students acknowledged the…
Descriptors: Translation, Bilingual Education, Code Switching (Language), Small Group Instruction
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Szwed, Amanda; González-Carriedo, Ricardo – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This article examines the language ideologies associated with the sense of self-efficacy of bilingual preservice teachers about their Spanish-language skills. Current teacher shortages in the field of bilingual education and increased professional demands placed over pre- and in-service bilingual teachers compel teacher education programs to adapt…
Descriptors: Ideology, Self Efficacy, Bilingualism, Preservice Teachers
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Morita-Mullaney, Trish – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
In this collective case study, the preparation of Indiana's emergent bilingual district-level leaders demonstrates how they implement, negotiate, and lead language programs for their students. Most studies on leadership of emergent bilinguals focus on the building principal and not on this distinct district-level role. This district leadership…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Districts, Instructional Leadership, Specialists
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Román, Diego; Pastor, Alberto; Basaraba, Deni – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study examined the presence of internal linguistic discrimination--i.e., the negative reaction of Spanish speakers towards the varieties of Spanish spoken by heritage speakers--among bilingual teachers in a school district in Texas. To this end, we conducted a study that analyzed the responses of 84 bilingual teachers to audio utterances…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Spanish Speaking, Spanish, Language Variation
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Amanti, Cathy – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
The shortage of Dual Language Bilingual Education (DLBE) teachers is uncontested. Yet while we have focused on recruiting and preparing DLBE teachers, we have neglected exploring how to retain currently practicing DLBE teachers. This article presents a small-scale study of one aspect of DLBE teachers' work -- the selection and creation of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teacher Recruitment
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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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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, 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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Henderson, Kathryn I.; Ingram, Mitch – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
We examine how a third-grade bilingual teacher engaged in "translanguaging shifts"--the moment-to-moment changes in language practices--during instruction in response to students' language performances. We demonstrate how a teacher's high level of multilingual awareness connected to fostering classroom spaces with linguistic flexibility…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Bilingual Teachers, Code Switching (Language)
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Musanti, Sandra I.; Rodríguez, Alma D. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
Translanguaging, or the complex, dynamic, and integrated linguistic practices of bilinguals have been recently identified as a pedagogical strategy to facilitate learning in bilingual classrooms. Given its potential implications for teacher preparation, a qualitative case study was conducted at a university on the Texas-Mexico border to explore…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Bilingual Education, Teacher Education, Academic Discourse
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Miller, Kyle – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
This study examined the school memories of a cohort of bilingual pre-service teachers who experienced school as English Learners. As part of a course assignment, participants described a memory from elementary school and later used that memory to reflect on its future impact on their teaching. Data were inductively analyzed, and themes were…
Descriptors: Memory, Preservice Teachers, English Language Learners, Elementary School Students
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Riley, Jacqueline; Muñoz, Ava; Green, Laura Chris; Kim, JoHyun – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
The researchers explored the benefits, challenges and preferred methods of communication of those who took part in the "¡Guiamos!" online and face-to-face mentoring program. Participants included 21 novice pre-service teachers who served as mentees and 32 experienced educators of English language learners who served as mentors. To…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Bilingual Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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