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Oliveira, Gabrielle; Chang-Bacon, Chris K.; Cho, Eunhye; Baez-Cruz, Maria – Bilingual Research Journal, 2020
As the popularity of two-way immersion (TWI) programs increases across the U.S., recent scholarship has drawn attention to inequities in who benefits from these programs and how they are implemented. These findings have drawn the field's attention to the instrumental part played by particular stakeholders in TWI program implementation. While this…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Portuguese, English (Second Language), 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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Quiñones, Sandra; FitzGerald, Anne Marie – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This single-case study examines leadership practices at an English language-of-instruction community school with over 70% Latino student population. We collected multiple data sources over a twelve-month period and used an asset-grounded theoretical framework to inform our data analysis and interpretation. Our findings describe how parents took on…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Children, Language of Instruction, Hispanic American Students
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Batista-Morales, Nathaly S.; Salmerón, Cori; DeJulio, Samuel – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
Historically, the teaching of literacy in American classrooms has been "restricted to formalized, monolingual, monocultural and ruled-governed forms of language" (The New London Group, 1996, p. 60-61) which disproportionately negatively affects bilingual children of color. In this case study we aimed to understand how bilingual second…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Elementary School Students
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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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Braden, Sarah K. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This linguistic anthropological case study demonstrates the ways in which a heterogeneous lab group of adolescents in a ninth-grade physics classroom constructed "raciolinguistic ideologies" that intersected with their locally constructed notions of science expertise. Using ethnography and discourse analysis this study unpacks how…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Physics, Science Instruction, Race
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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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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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Méndez, Lucía I.; Perry, Jamie; Holt, Yolanda; Bian, Hui; Fafulas, Stephen – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
The present study examines the association of micro- and macrostructural components in narrative retells within and across languages in Spanish-English bilingual Latino kindergarten children. Using a within-subject research design, fourteen Spanish-English speaking Latino kindergarten children were individually read a scripted picture book, after…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Connected Discourse, Bilingual Students, Hispanic American Students
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Garza, Esther; Arreguín-Anderson, María Guadalupe – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
As teachers and students access their linguistic and cultural repertoire to teach and learn, comprehensible input may be possible as the result of teachers' systematic efforts to connect with their students. Some evidence of this purposeful connection has been found in studies that have explored teachers' efforts to prioritize meaning making over…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Achievement, Scientific Literacy, Science Instruction
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Osorio, Sandra Lucia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
This article describes second-grade emergent bilinguals' dialogue in culture circles. I share how the tenets of humanizing pedagogy were manifested as my students and I engaged in critical pedagogy around issues of power and privilege related to bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism. Together we sought mutual humanization through the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Hispanic American Students, Childrens Literature, Grade 2
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Allard, Elaine C. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
A growing body of recent scholarship has demonstrated that translanguaging is a natural and characteristic practice of bilinguals that also has great promise as a pedagogical tool. This ethnographic study examines the use of translanguaging by two teachers in a suburban high school ESL program. There, teacher translanguaging played an important…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Relationship
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Colegrove, Kiyomi Sánchez-Suzuki; Krause, Gladys Helena – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
The purpose of this article is to counter widespread deficit discourses about Latino parental involvement in their children's education. In particular, we show Latino immigrant parents' views and understandings of curricular and pedagogical practices in elementary school, especially in mathematics. Using data from the Agency and Young Children…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Immigrants, Hispanic American Students, Elementary School Students
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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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Proctor, C. Patrick; Harring, Jeffrey R.; Silverman, Rebecca D. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
This study explored effects of Spanish oral language skills (vocabulary and syntax) on the development of English oral language skills (vocabulary, morphology, semantics, syntax) and reading comprehension among 156 bilingual Latino children in second through fifth grade whose first language was Spanish and whose second language was English. Using…
Descriptors: Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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