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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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Meskill, Carla; Sadykova, Gulnara; Kayumova, Albina – Bilingual Research Journal, 2020
There is vast potential for digital screens to support early bilingualism. For the most part, however, young children require human mediation with what is generated by screens in order for language and pre-literacy learning to occur. What does that mediation look like when multimodal elements are designed to support children's language and culture…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Language Acquisition, Russian, Second Language Learning
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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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Deroo, Matthew R.; Ponzio, Christina – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study considers the potential for translanguaging to disrupt monolingual ideologies through development of in-service teachers' (ISTs) translanguaging stance. Using discourse analysis, we examined learning outcomes among five ISTs to consider what ideological constraints limited their adoption of a translanguaging stance and how, if at all,…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Discourse Analysis, Language Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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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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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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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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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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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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Eisenstein Ebsworth, Miriam; Ebsworth, Timothy John; Cai, Chencen – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Acquiring English in Puerto Rico involves the perceived advantages of bilingualism in contact with socio-political and economic forces that encourage and constrain the development of a population that is bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English. Using a mixed design we report the perspectives of 86 experienced English teachers on the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Spanish, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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Babino, Alexandra; Stewart, Mary Amanda – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Dual language (DL) programs experience many tensions stemming from English hegemony in its curriculum, instruction, and assessment. These tensions often work in concert to usurp the three goals of DL programs to develop bilingualism, biliteracy, and bicultural competence while achieving grade level standards for its students. Subsequently, there…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Bilingualism
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Tandon, Madhavi; Viesca, Kara Mitchell; Hueston, Colin; Milbourn, Tamara – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
This qualitative study examined data from 36 teacher candidates and novice teachers to explore their perceptions and understandings of linguistic responsiveness. The findings illustrate the challenge of demonstrating linguistically responsive teaching practices in the early and initial stages of entering the teaching profession, and more research…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Beginning Teachers
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Stolte, Laurel – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
This comparative case study (based on observational, interview, and picture-sort data) examines how teachers and students talk about cultural, linguistic, racial, and socioeconomic difference in two elementary Spanish-English two-way immersion programs. In addition, I analyze how those discourses are associated with both contextual conditions and…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education Programs, Case Studies
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Babino, Alexandra – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
Using a mixed methods comparative case study, the researcher explored the dual language contexts at each school before examining the second- through fifth-grade Spanish and English reading biliteracy trajectories. While both campuses' students experienced positive trajectories toward biliteracy by the end of fifth grade, each campus was…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Mixed Methods Research
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