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Davidson, Chad – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
This paper problematizes the English-dominant ideology that underlies the American educational system and discusses how to disrupt this English-dominant norm both in the classroom and within ourselves. The paper problematizes the dominate use of English in the curriculum, and it provides a call to action of how to disrupt this English-dominant…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Attitudes, Language Usage
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Yamagami, Mai – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
Using the frameworks of critical discourse analysis, representation theory, and legitimization theory, this study examines the political discourse of the campaign for Proposition 227 in California--particularly, the key social representations of languages, their speakers, and the main political actors in the campaign. The analysis examines the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Discourse Analysis, Educational Change, Court Litigation
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Chimbutane, Feliciano; Benson, Carol – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2012
This article describes how 16 Mozambican languages--and counting--have been brought into primary education in Mozambique through a 2002 curriculum reform, and how they are faring in light of tensions between general aspirations for dominant languages and public demand for bilingual education. Bilingual education based on learners' home languages,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs
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Garcia, Ofelia; Flores, Nelson; Chu, Haiwen – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2011
This article challenges 20th century ways of conceptualizing bilingualism, arguing that they are no longer applicable to the linguistic heterogeneity of the 21st century. Using case studies of two small high schools in New York City, this article re-imagines the possibilities of bilingual education to more accurately reflect the realities of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingual Education, Educational Change, Bilingualism
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Olson, Kate – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2009
This article examines the implications of educational policies on teachers' beliefs and practices for English learners (ELs) in the context of the California educational reform agenda. By utilizing cultural-historical activity theory, this study paints a personal and pedagogical portrait of how 2 educated and experienced bilingual teachers…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Change, Autobiographies, Bilingual Teachers