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Pacheco, Mark B.; Kang, Hyun-Sook; Hurd, Ellis – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study examines preservice teachers' (PSTs) experiences with language ideologies in clinical placements across an academic year. Using methods derived from phenomenology, it explores how PSTs constructed and contested language ideologies about translanguaging in dual-language and transitional bilingual education elementary classrooms. Findings…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Ideology, Bilingual Education, Elementary Education
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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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Shin, Jaran; Sailors, Misty; McClung, Nicola; Pearson, P. David; Hoffman, James V.; Chilimanjira, Margaret – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
We investigated the relationship between Chichewa (L1) and English (L2) literacies in Malawi. Through our use of hierarchical linear modeling, we found that cross-language literacy transfer between Chichewa and English did occur, but that the pattern and the strength of the relationships varied depending on the literacy domain (i.e., reading or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Hasson, Deborah J. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2006
This descriptive study of language use examined the extent to which bilingual Hispanic young adults used their two languages in varying aspects of their lives and analyzed the extent to which they maintained the use of Spanish in these domains. A convenience sample of 202 undergraduate, Hispanic university students completed the Language and…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Language of Instruction, Hispanic American Students, Undergraduate Students
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Lindholm-Leary, Kathryn; Borsato, Graciela – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
Research shows a serious underrepresentation of Hispanic students entering the math, science, and engineering fields, possibly fueled by a large gap in math achievement between Hispanic and Euro-American students. The current study addressed this concern by examining the general school-related attitudes, coursework, and achievement, with a focus…
Descriptors: High School Students, Hispanic American Students, Mathematics Achievement, School Attitudes
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Avalos, Mary A. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
Analysis of reading comprehension errors made by 22 Spanish-speaking fourth-graders in decoding English text found that comprehension "errors" began at the word level and advanced to larger misinterpretations at the sentence level. The cognitive processes of English language learners when comprehending English texts showed individual differences,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Background, Elementary Education, English (Second Language)
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Butler, Yuko Goto; Gutierrez, Michele Bousquet – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
Interviews with 61 fourth-grade English language learners (ELLs) and native English speakers in an English-only California school district found that compared with weaker ELL readers, ELLs who read English well expressed more confidence about their own primary-language abilities and about others' perceptions of their primary language and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Educational Environment
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Nathenson-Mejia, Sally; Escamilla, Kathy – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
During a 3-year project, a Colorado graduate teacher education program used Latino children's literature in field experience seminars to help 70 preservice teachers gain background knowledge of Hispanic cultures, language, and issues. The teacher candidates then used the same literature in their field experience classrooms, tapping into students'…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary Education
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Schon, Isabel – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
Discusses the importance of providing Spanish-speaking students with high-quality reading materials in Spanish and avoiding materials that have been badly translated into Spanish. Provides an annotated list of 10 books recommended for young children and a Spanish grammar for more advanced readers. Lists 29 badly translated books. Describes a Web…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Reading Material Selection
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Hawes, Linda Knudsen – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
A book published in 2002 offers a glimpse into the struggles of the first American Indian community-controlled school--Rough Rock Demonstration School--struggles that took place both within the community and with the federal bureaucracy. The conflict between self-determination in the development of a linguistically and culturally relevant…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Bilingual Education, Book Reviews, Elementary Education
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Monkman, Karen; MacGillivray, Laurie; Leyva, Cynthia Hernandez – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
Interviews with an urban Los Angeles first-grade teacher and observations of her class illustrate how social and cultural issues are brought into the classroom, creating an environment in which students learn to "read the world," acquiring social and cultural literacy as well as the more commonly perceived personal literacy. When…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Classroom Environment, Cultural Literacy, Elementary Education
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Worthy, Jo; Rodriguez-Galindo, Alejandra; Assaf, Lori Czop; Martinez, Leticia; Cuero, Kimberley – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
A study examined Spanish-speaking children's attitudes about being and staying bilingual. Classroom observations and interviews with 15 fifth-grade students, 12 parents, and 2 teachers at a Texas elementary school indicated that despite being in a supportive bilingual environment, students believed they would have to struggle to maintain their…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Educational Environment
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Escamilla, Kathy; Mahon, Elizabeth; Riley-Bernal, Heather; Rutledge, David – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) results in third- and fourth-grade reading and writing, 1999-2001, were compared for Latinos taking the English or Spanish CSAP and all Colorado students. Latino students had equivalent or higher scores on the Spanish CSAP compared to the English CSAP, but had lower scores than all students, regardless of…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Accountability, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Torres-Guzman, Maria E.; Abbate, Jorgelina; Minaya-Rowe, Liliana; Brisk, Maria Estela – Bilingual Research Journal, 2002
A case study of three Eastern urban schools examined the difficulties inherent to measuring bilingual program success. Results indicate that significant data sources were available, but they were rarely disaggregated in a fashion conducive to showcasing bilingual programs. Teacher involvement in establishing, reviewing, and monitoring assessment…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Case Studies, Educational Assessment, Elementary Education
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Minami, Masahiko – Bilingual Research Journal, 2002
This book assembles a wide range of research on children's language development, interprets it with analyses of how bilingualism affects that development, and, above all, breaks the myths surrounding bilingualism and bilingual education. The urgency about introducing language minority children to English immediately in schools, and about…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Book Reviews, Child Development
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