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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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Ferrada, Donatila; Del Pino, Miguel – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
The main objective of this research was to explore communication competence traits deemed as essential for initial teacher training of schoolteachers of language -- in both the Spanish and "Mapuzugun" -- by primary school teachers and university teachers who are familiar with linguistic diversity in the southern-central area of Chile in…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Spanish, Biculturalism, Preservice Teacher Education
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Chaparro, Sofía – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
In addition to fostering bilingualism and biliteracy for all students, one of the main goals of Two-Way Immersion (TWI) programs is building positive cross-cultural relationships (). This can lead to TWI programs having ambitious goals for the kinds of bridges it can build between students, families, and communities, which is a challenge when the…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Bilingualism, Literacy, Educational Objectives
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Valentina, Christodoulou; Elena, Ioannidou – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
The paper reports on the results of a case study of a Year 9 class in a multilingual urban school. The study investigates issues of negotiation, accessibility and (legitimacy of) rights in the classroom's dominant discourse and more specifically the ways in which the Year 9 students of a Private English School in Cyprus negotiate their identity…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Language Usage, Multilingualism, Urban Schools
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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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Smith, Patriann; Warrican, S. Joel; Alleyne, Melissa L. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
Increasingly, teacher educators are required to prepare teachers for students in mainstream classrooms who are more culturally and linguistically diverse than ever before. Yet, calls for teacher educators to model enactments of curriculum and instruction concerning diversity expected of prospective teachers in U.S. K-12 classrooms have resulted in…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Teacher Education Programs, Student Diversity, Preservice Teachers
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Kirsch, Claudine; Aleksic, Gabrijela; Mortini, Simone; Andersen, Katja – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
This paper investigates seven early education practitioners' attitudes toward multilingual activities and translanguaging as well as their actual practices in Luxembourg. They took part in a professional development comprising a course, coaching, and regular meetings to deepen their understanding of multilingualism and language learning, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Multilingualism
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Dávila, Liv T.; Linares, Rebecca E. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
This qualitative study applies ethic of care and language ideological orientations to analyze how four middle and high school English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers perceived of care in their relationships with multilingual, multiracial, and multicultural ESL students with diverse immigration backgrounds. Findings show how the focal teachers…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Caring
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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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Christiansen, M. Sidury; Trejo Guzmán, Nelly Paulina; Mora-Pablo, Irasema – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
Return migration from the United States to Mexico has been increasing in the last decade. Research reports that many returnees, who are English dominant, drop out of school to look for work in call centers and transnational companies (Anderson, 2015). Others pursue higher education in English-based programs such as those for becoming English…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Sánchez-Suzuki Colegrove, Kiyomi; Zúñiga, Christian E. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2018
The purpose of this article is to examine how a first-grade ESL teacher understands teaching and learning as she explores her agency (and that of her students) in implementing and experimenting with project-based instruction (PBI) in her economically, culturally, and linguistically diverse classroom. Utilizing video-cued ethnography and drawing on…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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