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Granados, Nadia Regina – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
Through a Communities of Practice Network Analysis, this research illustrates the ways in which dual language graduates participate in multiple, varied, and overlapping communities of practice across time. Findings highlight that the dual language school as a shared community of practice represents a critical and formative part of participants'…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Bilingualism, Literacy, Bilingual Education
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Valdez, Verónica E.; Omerbašic, Delila – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
Drawing on sociocultural perspectives, this article illustrates the potential for extending figured worlds through cultural artifacts. Using thematic and multimodal analysis, the authors first compare how spaces of authoring were produced in two professional development settings: Proyecto Bilingüe and Critical Education Studies. Following one…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Lara, Gilberto P.; Fránquiz, María E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
This article focuses on a group of male teachers from Proyecto Bilingüe, a professional development master's degree program for bilingual teachers. The study is guided by one broad research question: How do Latino male bilingual teachers negotiate their identities in a gendered profession? Specifically the study addresses: What spaces for…
Descriptors: Males, Teachers, Faculty Development, Masters Programs
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Kang, Hyun-Sook – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
This study examined the family language policies (FLP) of Korean American parents and how the language practice, management, and ideology components of their FLP and demographic variables predict maintenance of the home language. Results of a large-scale (N = 480) survey show that different sets of FLP and demographic variables contributed to a…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Predictor Variables, Bilingualism, Oral Language
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Neugebauer, Sabina R.; Howard, Elizabeth R. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
The current study, with 409 fourth graders in two-way immersion programs, explored the writing self-perceptions of native English and native Spanish speakers and the relationship between self-perceptions and writing performance. An adapted version of the Writer Self-Perception Scale (WSPS) was administered along with a writing task. Native English…
Descriptors: Correlation, Self Concept, Writing Skills, Spanish Speaking
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Franco-Fuenmayor, Susana E.; Padrón, Yolanda N.; Waxman, Hersh C. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
Despite the fact that the population of English Language Learners (ELLs) is rapidly increasing, there is ample evidence that indicates that most teachers can benefit from training for teaching ELLs effectively. The purpose of this study is to examine teachers' knowledge of instructional practices for ELLs, research on bilingual programs,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Knowledge Level
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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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Pacheco, Mark B.; Smith, Blaine E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
We seek to understand how bilingual adolescent students leverage multiple languages and modes in digital composition. Using a translingual and multimodal perspective of composition, this study reports on the distinct communicative affordances associated with four students' multimodal codemeshing practices. Through analysis of students' digital…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Multilingualism, Teaching Methods
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Fránquiz, María E.; Leija, María G.; Garza, Irene – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
This article centers on the significant practices identified by bilingual teachers who participated in Proyecto Bilingüe, a specialized master's degree program. The notion of bidirectional theory of bilingual pedagogy and the theoretical construct of the continua of biliteracy are utilized to illustrate how the teachers centered home and school…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Bilingual Teachers, Parent Surveys, Masters Programs
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Ek, Lucila D.; Chávez, Guadalupe Domínguez – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
Using theories of figured worlds, we demonstrate how Proyecto Bilingüe, a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction program, constructs a figured world of bilingual education for Latina/o bilingual teachers. We drew from a larger qualitative study to conduct a thematic analysis of interviews with Latina/o bilingual teachers, their written…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Bilingual Teachers, Program Descriptions, Masters Programs
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Salinas, Cinthia; Rodríguez, Noreen Naseem; Lewis, Brenda Ayala – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
Utilizing a figured worlds and critical historical inquiry framework, this qualitative study examined how the Tejano History Curriculum Project provided opportunities for prospective and practicing bilingual educators to challenge long-standing and problematic depictions of Tejana/o histories in Texas. This study examined how these teachers…
Descriptors: History, Social Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Educational Practices
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López, Minda Morren; Ynostroza, Adeli; Fránquiz, María E.; Curiel, Lucía Cárdenas – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
Classrooms of teachers who participated in Proyecto Bilingüe, a cohort-based master's degree program, used the historical novel, "Sylvia and Aki". The research question was: What spaces for authoring were created when using "Sylvia and Aki" in the figured worlds of bilingual elementary classrooms? The first theme in relation to…
Descriptors: Masters Programs, Bilingual Teachers, Novels, Bilingual Education
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Athanases, Steven Z.; Banes, Leslie C.; Wong, Joanna W. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
Bilingual prospective teachers of color may possess experiences and knowledge particularly suitable for teaching linguistically diverse students but may need guidance and support to leverage such resources for teaching. In a class of 76 undergraduates, with a focus on bilingual students of color intending to teach, this study used self-reflexive…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Minority Group Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Kleyn, Tatyana; López, Dina; Makar, Carmina – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
Amidst the debates surrounding teacher quality and preparation programs, the edTPA (education Teaching Performance Assessment) has emerged to assess future teachers through a portfolio-based certification process. This study offers the perspective of three faculty members who participated in an experimental configuration of edTPA implementation…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Portfolios (Background Materials), Bilingualism, Bilingual Education
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Lucero, Audrey – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
This article reports findings from a study that investigated the ways in which first-grade dual language teachers drew on various resources to instructionally support academic language development among Spanish-English emergent bilingual students. Classroom observations, semistructured interviews, and document collection were conducted over a…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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