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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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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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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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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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Callahan, Rebecca M.; Humphries, Melissa; Buontempo, Jenny – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
Mathematics is not just memorized facts, but rather it is understanding how to approach and solve problems, and problem-solving requires linguistic proficiency. Too often, English learners' (ELs) relatively low math performance is dismissed due to their supposed "limited" English proficiency. Taking this perspective, a constructivist…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Language Learners, Mathematics Instruction, Constructivism (Learning)
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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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Yang, Hongzhi; Shen, Hui-Zhong – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
This research investigated Australian community languages school (CLS) teachers' emerging pedagogical habitus, focussing specifically on key dynamics effecting the adaptation in their pedagogical understanding and practice. Following an interview-based case study design, the research analyzed in detail major factors and their interplay that had…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Teachers, Community Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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Nguyen, Trang Thi Thuy; Hamid, M. Obaidul – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
This article examines Vietnamese ethnic minority students' experiences of language choice in communication with people of different ages and in different relations to them in their family and ethnolinguistic community. Concepts of power, solidarity and marked and unmarked choices are adapted to examine the students' strategies of language choice.…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Minority Group Students, Language Maintenance, Community Relations
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Park, Mi Yung – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
Drawing on Bourdieu's concept of linguistic capital and Darvin and Norton's notion of investment, this study explores heritage language (HL) use among 1.5-generation Korean immigrants in the New Zealand workplace. The data were collected through interviews with heritage speakers of Korean working in diverse fields in Auckland. The majority of the…
Descriptors: Korean, Native Language, Language Usage, Work Environment
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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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Song, Juyoung; Park, Mi-Hwa – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2021
This article, a qualitative case study of two early childhood teachers, examines the ways the teachers provide young English learners (ELs) with "emotional scaffolding" -- prioritizing and mobilizing certain emotions in order to enhance learners' engagement and comprehension of content areas. The data analysis of participant observations…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Professional Identity, Teacher Background, Preschool 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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Paulsrud, BethAnne; Zilliacus, Harriet; Ekberg, Lena – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
Both Sweden and Finland have education systems promoting equity and equality. However, recent societal and political changes linked to increased immigration have created new challenges in efforts to support linguistic diversity. This paper aims to explore how multilingualism is represented in the national compulsory school curricula in the two…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Cross Cultural Studies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gharibi, Khadij; Seals, Corinne – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2020
The present study investigates immigrant parents' family language policies in regards to their children's heritage language development and maintenance by utilizing Spolsky's theoretical model on which research on family language policy (FLP) considerably draw. Following the three core components of the FLP model, Iranian parents' beliefs,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Language Attitudes
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