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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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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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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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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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Shin, Nami – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
Using student-level longitudinal data from one large urban school district, I examine Long-term English Learners' (LTELs) characteristics and their linguistic and academic performance in comparison to on-track English learners and initially fluent students. I also investigate what factors are related to their becoming LTELs. This study focuses on…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Urban Schools, Longitudinal Studies, Student Characteristics
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Polat, Nihat; Mahalingappa, Laura; Hughes, Elizabeth; Karayigit, Cebrail – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study examines the effectiveness of a specially designed intervention in changing preservice teacher beliefs about the education of linguistically diverse students. The experiment involved a semester-long online letter exchange with English learner (EL) pen pal partners from two public schools. The research questions included: What effect did…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, English Language Learners, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Rodriguez-Mojica, Claudia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2019
This qualitative study examined how specific instructional supports intended to scaffold emergent bilinguals' oral production of explanations facilitated or constrained students' attempts to explain. Findings demonstrate that explanations were very rarely produced, and when they were produced, the explanations were not particularly informative.…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Oral Language, Teaching Methods, Language Usage
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Rodriguez-Mojica, Claudia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Prominent discourses about emergent bilinguals' academic abilities tend to focus on performance as measured by test scores and perpetuate the message that emergent bilinguals trail far behind their peers. When we remove the constraints of formal testing situations, what can emergent bilinguals do in English as they engage in naturally occurring…
Descriptors: Tests, Scores, Bilingual Students, Language Arts
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Escamilla, Kathy; Butvilofsky, Sandra; Hopewell, Susan – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Recent analyses of wide-scale writing assessment outcomes indicate that English writing achievement for fourth- and fifth-grade emerging bilingual learners continues to be an area of great concern. Utilizing the theory of holistic bilingualism and a mixed methods design, this study examines the writing skills of 44 emerging bilingual fourth and…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Martínez-Álvarez, Patricia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
This study explores the impact of hybrid instructional spaces on the purposeful and expansive use of translanguaging practices. Utilizing technology, the study explores the role of multimodality in bilinguals' language multiplicity and dynamism. The research addresses: (a) how do emergent bilinguals in dual language programs deploy their full…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Bilingual Students, Code Switching (Language), Bilingualism
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Martin-Beltrán, Melinda; Daniel, Shannon; Peercy, Megan; Silverman, Rebecca – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
This article analyzes how emergent bilinguals discursively support one another during literacy activities in a cross-aged peer-tutoring program in their elementary school. Drawing from Vygotskian sociocultural theory, we frame peer supports as developing a zone of relevance that fosters and sustains peer engagement in literacy discussions.…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Peer Teaching, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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