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Beaudrie, Sara; Amezcua, Angélica; Loza, Sergio – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
As Spanish heritage courses multiply all over the United States, the need to reexamine the curriculum and pedagogical approaches that are most appropriate to meet instructional goals is becoming increasingly pressing. Although several researchers have called for developing students' critical language awareness (CLA) in the Spanish heritage…
Descriptors: Spanish, Heritage Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Abraham, Stephanie; Kedley, Kate; Fall, Madjiguene; Krishnamurthy, Sharada; Tulino, Daniel – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
We, as multilingual teacher-scholars, had lingering questions about what community programs were doing, operating outside of school contexts, to maintain the bilingualism of racialized, Latinx children in Philadelphia and to resist the monolingual ideologies circulating in US society. To answer those questions, we partnered with a bilingual,…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Writing Instruction, Hispanic American Students, Workshops
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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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Umansky, Ilana M.; Poza, Luis E.; Flores Gutierrez, Misael – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
Recent research suggests that English learner (EL) classification can impact students in both positive and negative ways. We do not know enough, however, about what contexts and features of EL education lead to these divergent effects. Because students are classified as ELs at all grade levels, and the structure and content of schooling change…
Descriptors: Experienced Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, English Language Learners, Classification
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Schlaman, Heather – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
Efforts to understand disparities in educational outcomes between students designated as English Learners (ELs) and their monolingual English-speaking peers have focused on factors that limit ELs' access to college, including quality of high school preparation. Central to quality high school preparation are schools' curricular structures--the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Monolingualism, Access to Education, College Readiness
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Song, Juyoung – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study explores writing in Korean as an additional language in the United States and South Korea, focusing on learners' perceptions, attitudes, and informal writing practices outside the class. As sociolinguistic characteristics of a language such as the status and tradition of writing affect learners' views and practices, this study includes…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Korean, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes
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Holguín Mendoza, Claudia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Experts in the field have advocated for critical approaches to Spanish heritage language (HL) curricula in which learners' proficiency in the language varieties that they bring from their homes and communities is considered an asset and culturally valuable knowledge. The proposal described here focuses on the adoption of a programmatic…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement
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Banes, Leslie C.; Martínez, Danny C.; Athanases, Steven Z.; Wong, Joanna W. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
The pedagogical innovation of this study is self-reflexive inquiry into language, culture, and identity. This work was conducted in a course on Cultural Diversity and Education serving 76 culturally and linguistically diverse undergraduate students, many of whom planned to become teachers. Through analysis of a Personal Language Inventory and…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Undergraduate Students, Cultural Pluralism, Preservice Teachers
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Newcomer, Sarah N.; Collier, Lizabeth C. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
Sharing the findings from two qualitative case studies, analyzed together, this article examines various ways educators, both elementary teachers and teacher educators, exercise agency in their interpretation and implementation of Arizona's model of Structured English Immersion (SEI), a 4-hour English Language Development (ELD) block, which…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Qualitative Research
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Gkaintartzi, Anastasia; Chatzidaki, Aspasia; Tsokalidou, Roula – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
This article examines views of Albanian immigrant parents regarding home-language maintenance in Greece. It aims to reveal language ideologies in relation to broader ideologies about schooling and education. Following a qualitative interpretative approach, we conducted semi-structured individual and group interviews with 19 parents of bilingual…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Native Language, Language Maintenance, Foreign Countries
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Bunch, George C. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
Introducing a distinction between language of ideas and language of display as a means of reconceptualizing what counts as "academic" language, I examine one brief stretch of talk by a small group of linguistically diverse 7th grade students in a U.S. mainstream social studies classroom designed to maximize academic and language…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Language Usage, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Ramos, Francisco – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2009
This study examined opinions about some theoretical and practical tenets of bilingualism and bilingual education, as well as about the instructional use of English language learners' (ELLs) native languages in the classroom, of 77 teachers from Spain working in California as part of the California/Spain Visiting Teachers Program. In their…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Language Attitudes, Bilingual Education, Academic Achievement