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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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Keles, Ufuk; Yazan, Bedrettin; Giles, Amanda – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
With English as the lingua franca, numerous universities in non-English speaking countries offer programs with English medium of instruction (EMI) to receive international recognition in academia. These universities utilize their websites as primary sources for attracting prospective students and faculty from abroad. Drawing upon the distinction…
Descriptors: Turkish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Universities
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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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Cantone, Katja F. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
The present position paper claims that language education policy in Europe regarding immigrant minority languages is far from reaching satisfactory results. Despite a tradition of language diversity and foreign language teaching, there are no general distinct policies on fostering and maintaining those languages that cannot be subsumed under the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Language Minorities, Language Maintenance
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Fuentes, Ronald – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
Employing an ethnographic design, this study analyzes three undergraduate English learners' (ELs) appropriation of language policy at a U.S. university. In this study, ELs refers to bi/multilingual students with U.S. K-12 schooling who do not meet their university's language proficiency requirements, and who are subsequently classified as ELs and…
Descriptors: Ethnography, English Language Learners, Undergraduate Students, Language Planning
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Allard, Elaine C.; Apt, Sarah; Sacks, Isabel – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study explores language policies in "almost-bilingual" classrooms, in which most but not all students share a home language. Teachers who are bilingual face a dilemma in these settings. Should they draw on shared linguistic expertise to benefit the majority while excluding a few, or should they forego significant benefits for most…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Hispanic American Students, High School Students
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Delavan, M. Garrett; Valdez, Verónica E.; Freire, Juan A. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
Utah's public schools are home to an increasing number of K/1-6 dual language (DL) programs established through a state-centralized model that has sparked interest domestically and internationally. We theorize three potential constituencies of DL--maintenance, heritage, and world language--then use critical discourse analysis to examine how…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Discourse Analysis, Public Schools, Elementary School Students
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de Jong, Ester J. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
The potential of TWI to close the achievement gap for English language learners and to provide both native English speakers and native partner-language speakers with access to a high-quality education with positive academic, language, and sociocultural outcomes is clear. In this article, I argue that the realization of this potential for TWI…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Pontier, Ryan; Gort, Mileidis – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
This study examined how a pair of Spanish/English dual language bilingual education (DLBE) preschool teachers enacted their bilingualism while working cohesively and simultaneously toward common instructional goals. We drew on classroom video data, field notes, and other relevant artifacts collected weekly during shared readings of English- and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Code Switching (Language), Bilingual Education, English (Second Language)
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Liu, Na; Lin, Chih-Kai; Wiley, Terrence G. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
Since the 1980s, China has represented one of the major growth areas in the world for English language education, and studying English has been a priority among its foreign language educational policies. As English has gained more popularity in China, some have noted the potential value of English as a means to greater educational access and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Martínez-Roldán, Carmen María – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
This article discusses the results of an empirical study that examined the translanguaging practices of primary-grade, bilingual Latino students, as mediated by bilingual teacher candidates (TCs), in an after-school program in the southwestern United States. Expansive Learning theory, within the cultural-historical activity tradition, guided the…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), After School Programs, Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Gort, Mileidis; Sembiante, Sabrina Francesca – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
In recent years, there has been a growing interest among policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in early bilingual development and the unique role of the educational setting's language policy in this development. In this article, we describe how one dual language preschool teacher, in partnership with two co-teachers, navigated the tensions…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Cultural Background, Language Variation
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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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Wiley, Terrence G.; Rolstad, Kellie – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
This article contextualizes recent developments around issues of language and the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in terms of the classic distinction between literates and non-literates in the Great Divide debate. Using a social practices perspective to frame the issues, the authors argue that the CCSS reiterate the debate, and reflect an…
Descriptors: State Standards, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Politics of Education
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Johnson, Eric J. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2014
In this discussion, I explore the unfolding effects of Arizona's anti-bilingual education law (Proposition 203) on schools with predominant language-minority student populations. Instead of facilitating academic progress, policies like Proposition 203 impede teachers from "scaffolding" (Long & Adamson, 2012, p. 39) their students'…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, State Legislation, Minority Group Students, Bilingual Education
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