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Marcus, Margaret Sullivan – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2022
This study explores access to Spanish dual-language education (DLE) programs via the perceptions of various stakeholders, including district personnel, school administrators, and parents at two public DLE elementary schools in a large mid-Atlantic metropolitan district in the United States. Through a lens of equity, this comparative case study…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Equal Education, Access to Education, Educational Policy
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Vera, Elizabeth M.; Heineke, Amy; Israel, Marla; Hill, Martin; Goldberger, Nancy; Hook, Kimberly; Anderson, Bernasha – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2022
Shortcomings in schools' efforts to serve English learners (ELs) are often both a function of the continuing scarcity of teacher education and the ability of schools to implement high-quality professional development (PD) to successfully prepare effective teachers for this marginalized student population. Scant literature addresses the processes…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Intervention, English Language Learners, Teacher Effectiveness
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Toker, Seyma; Olgun Baytas, Müge – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2022
Translanguaging pedagogies have been documented to support language minoritized students in various ways, such as supporting their academic learning, affirming their bi-/multilingual and cultural identities, and disrupting the colonial and monolingual ideologies dominating school curricula. Yet, very few scholars have pointed to the existing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Code Switching (Language), Translation, Bilingualism
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Kaveh, Yalda M.; Bernstein, Katie A.; Cervantes-Soon, Claudia; Rodriguez-Martinez, Sara; Mohamed, Saida – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2022
In spring 2019, without controversy or fanfare and without violating the voter mandate of Proposition 203, emergent bilinguals in Arizona were once again granted unrestricted access to dual language bilingual education after nearly 20 years. The policy change was accomplished through a seemingly small piece of legislation that reduced the daily…
Descriptors: Voting, Bilingualism, Access to Education, Bilingual Education
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Morita-Mullaney, Trish; Renn, Jennifer; Chiu, Ming Ming – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
In this study, we used a quasi-experimental, longitudinal design to examine the English language arts (ELA) and mathematics test scores of emergent bilinguals (EBs) in DLBE 50:50 models versus English as a second language (ESL) models in Indiana over four academic school years. With a focus on the midwestern U.S., we bring attention to a…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Comparative Analysis, English, Language Arts
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Wawire, Brenda Aromu; Zuilkowski, Stephanie Simmons – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
The present study explored the role of vocabulary and decoding skills in predicting reading comprehension, utilizing data from 322 first- grade children from four elementary schools in Kenya. The children were administered a comprehensive battery of tests to assess pseudo-word reading skills, oral reading fluency, reading comprehension, and…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Decoding (Reading), Language Skills, Reading Comprehension
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Arnaus Gil, Laia; Müller, Natascha; Sette, Nadine; Hüppop, Marina – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
This article examines factors that promote active multilingualism. For this purpose, the "Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test" was used with 48 children. Their results were linked to a parental questionnaire designed to evaluate the children's linguistic input in their immediate environment. The study shows that, besides a minimum amount of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Family Relationship, Language Usage
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Kim, Sujin; Dorner, Lisa M.; Song, Kim H. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
This article examines translanguaging that occurs in and as a community. Expanding the notion of translanguaging, we conceptualize "community translanguaging" as collaborative meaning-making among children, their family and community members, and their collective semiotic resources. Using a family literacy project as the research site,…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Code Switching (Language), Semiotics, Family Relationship
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Maddamsetti, Jihea – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
Scholars, activists, and communities strive for educational equity and justice for emergent bilinguals. The pursuit of advocacy, however, is often fraught with emotional tension, leading many teachers to question their identities as advocates. Relatively few studies have focused on language teachers of color, and on how they navigate their…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Emotional Response, Language Teachers
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Song, Juyoung; Park, Mi-Hwa – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
This article, a qualitative case study of two early childhood teachers, examines the ways the teachers provide young English learners (ELs) with "emotional scaffolding" -- prioritizing and mobilizing certain emotions in order to enhance learners' engagement and comprehension of content areas. The data analysis of participant observations…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Professional Identity, Teacher Background, Preschool Teachers
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Bauler, Clara V.; Kang, Emily J. S. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
New York State adopted regulations that mandate collaboration among ESOL and content teachers in integrated periods where ELLs are mainstreamed into general education classes. We documented trends in elementary and ESOL teachers' co-teaching practices across 3 years of state policy implementation. Findings revealed that even with limited…
Descriptors: State Policy, Teacher Collaboration, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Cavaion, Irina M. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
The Italian language in the ethnically mixed coastal area of Slovenia is an official language, regulated by the principle of ethnic autochthony, which recognizes the rights of linguistic minorities regardless of their number of speakers. Slovenia has been always very sensitive toward its two national minorities (Italian and Hungarian) and set up…
Descriptors: Italian, Ethnic Groups, Diversity, Official Languages
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Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
In multilingual societies where migration is commonplace, language attitudes and ideologies are often shaped by broader sociopolitical issues and sociocultural practices that give values to different languages and language uses. Migrant families are often caught in the middle regarding how to use their own language and culture to support their…
Descriptors: Migrant Children, Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Culturally Relevant Education
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Hopp, Holger; Jakisch, Jenny; Sturm, Sarah; Becker, Carmen; Thoma, Dieter – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
We report on a research project that develops and measures the efficacy of multilingual teaching approaches in the early English foreign language (FL) classroom in Germany. Although there is an abundance of programmatic calls for integrating minority and other languages the students speak in FL teaching, there are few materials and methods for…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Becker, Misha – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital city of the bilingual Basque Autonomous Community of Spain, is a largely Spanish-speaking city: over 90% of the city's population claims Spanish as their native language and less than one-fifth of the city's adult population is bilingual in Basque and Spanish (compare with more than one-third of the population of San…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Language Usage, Bilingual Education
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