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Banes, Leslie C.; Martínez, Danny C.; Athanases, Steven Z.; Wong, Joanna W. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
The pedagogical innovation of this study is self-reflexive inquiry into language, culture, and identity. This work was conducted in a course on Cultural Diversity and Education serving 76 culturally and linguistically diverse undergraduate students, many of whom planned to become teachers. Through analysis of a Personal Language Inventory and…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Undergraduate Students, Cultural Pluralism, Preservice Teachers
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Troyan, Francis John; Peercy, Megan Madigan – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
Although scholars working in core practices have put forth lesson rehearsals as central to novice teachers' learning and development, there is little work on how novice teachers experience rehearsals. This qualitative research investigated learning opportunities for novice teachers of language learners during rehearsals. The analysis examines two…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Oriyama, Kaya – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
Maintaining children's heritage language (HL) is a challenging task for linguistic minorities around the world. While many Japanese heritage children in Sydney attend weekend HL schools, they typically discontinue attendance before, or during, secondary school. To date, no longitudinal study has investigated what happens to their HL maintenance…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Language Maintenance, Japanese, Heritage Education
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Li, Guofang; Wen, Keying – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
Drawing on research about East Asian (mainly Chinese, Korean, and Japanese) heritage language (HL) teaching and learning in three contexts--the home, community heritage language schools, and programs in U.S. K-12 schools--this article discusses the challenges that East Asian subethnic groups face in improving HL education in each context.…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Native Language, Language Maintenance
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Valdés, Guadalupe – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
This paper focuses on the future of Spanish in the United States and on the tensions and challenges that surround what Fishman (1964) referred to as "intergenerational continuity..It examines the teaching of language itself and the role of such instruction in the development and maintenance of Spanish/English multicompetence (Cook, 1996),…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Hispanic Americans
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Smith, Patrick H.; Murillo, Luz A. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
In this conceptual article we invite multilingual researchers to consider the concept of translanguaging through the lens of human capital theory. Our thinking about the interconnections among human capital, multilingualism, and translanguaging is motivated by our research in border "colonias" and other minoritized communities in South…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Literacy, Code Switching (Language), Human Capital
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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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Martínez, Ramón Antonio; Hikida, Michiko; Durán, Leah – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
This article draws on qualitative data from two Spanish-English dual language elementary classrooms to explore how teachers in these classrooms made sense of the everyday practice of bilingualism. Methodologically, this study relied on participant observation, video recording, and semi-structured interviews. Conceptually, this article draws on the…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Bilingual Education, Spanish, Bilingualism
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Henderson, Kathryn I.; Palmer, Deborah K. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
This article provides an in-depth exploration of the language ecologies of two classrooms attempting to implement a two-way dual language (TWDL) program and its mediating conditions. Drawing on ethnographic methods and a sociocultural understanding of language, we examined both teachers' and students' language ideologies and language practices,…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Ideology, Educational Practices, Grade 3
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DeFeo, Dayna Jean – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
This article presents a case study of the perceptions of Spanish heritage speakers enrolled in introductory-level Spanish foreign language courses. Despite their own identities that were linked to the United States and Spanish of the Borderlands, the participants felt that the curriculum acknowledged the Spanish of Spain and foreign countries but…
Descriptors: Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Case Studies, Second Language Programs
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Li, Hongli; Suen, Hoi K. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
This study examines how Chinese ESL learners recognize English words while responding to a multiple-choice reading test as compared to Romance-language-speaking ESL learners. Four adult Chinese ESL learners and three adult Romance-language-speaking ESL learners participated in a think-aloud study with the Michigan English Language Assessment…
Descriptors: Chinese, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Romance Languages
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McCarty, Teresa L.; Nicholas, Sheilah E.; Wyman, Leisy T. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
Fifty years after the U.S. Congress passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act (CRA), Native Americans continue to fight for the right "to remain an Indian" (Lomawaima & McCarty, 2006) against a backdrop of test-driven language policies that threaten to destabilize proven bilingual programs and violate hard-fought language rights protections…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Language Maintenance, Language Skill Attrition, Civil Rights Legislation
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Wiley, Terrence G. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
This article briefly reviews the contributions to this volume and revisits the original focus of the Civil Rights Act (CRA). It considers how much progress has been made in addressing the original concerns regarding ethnic and racial discrimination that the act was intended to address and the intersection of language issues with them. The article…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Civil Rights, Racial Discrimination, Ethnicity
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Baugh, John – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2015
Many African American students have been tested using speech pathology diagnostics that are ill suited to their distinctive linguistic circumstances. Slave descendants of African origin share a unique linguistic heritage in contrast and comparison to every other immigrant group residing within America. In an effort to overcome the legacy of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Racial Discrimination, Diagnostic Tests, Speech Tests
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