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Freire, Juan A.; Valdez, Verónica E.; Delavan, M. Garrett – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2017
Utah's state planned model of dual language education has grown and spread rapidly. Drawing on critical race theory and LatCrit, we examined state policy documents and promotional materials for their discursive portrayal of Latinas/os. Our analysis revealed a pattern of centering the interests of the White, English-dominant majority and those…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism
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Ruiz, Nadeen Teresa; Baird, Peter J.; Torres Hernández, Pedro – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
Initial research has documented the ill treatment suffered by Mexican indigenous students in U.S. schools. Using a framework of transnational teacher education, we examined the impact of field practice in an indigenous area of Mexico on teacher candidates. Candidates showed growth in new understandings, such as their role as bilingual teachers in…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Field Experience Programs
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Arroyo-Romano, Jacqueline Elena – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2016
Recruiting certified bilingual teachers have been difficult since 2010 as new testing policies and exams are implemented. Advanced high levels of writing and speaking language proficiency are required from the bilingual education candidate to perform his or her job. This essay examines the impact of Texas language policy for bilingual education…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Teacher Certification, Teacher Recruitment, Bilingual Teachers
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DeNicolo, Christina Passos; González, Mónica; Morales, Socorro; Romaní, Laura – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2015
Using the concept of community cultural wealth, this article examines the ways that a group of 3rd-grade students engaged in writing "testimonios," or personal narratives, to reflect on their cultural and linguistic lives in and outside of the classroom. Countering deficit notions of Latina/o students, families, and communities, this…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Grade 3, Cultural Education, Teaching Methods
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Olague, Rubén; Ekiaka Nzai, Valentin – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2014
While the U.S. mainstream media continues to exercise its right of way in the American landscape, the predominant culture faces a population and popularity decrease. Diversity is slowly finding a perennial nest for growth, although minorities are still being shelled by mainstream media that consciously and unconsciously make the attack a priority…
Descriptors: Mass Media, Cultural Pluralism, Minority Groups, Population Trends
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Jimenez-Silva, Margarita; Gomez, Laura; Cisneros, Jesus – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2014
This article provides an analysis of Arizona's policy response in educating English language learners by conducting a narrative review. A critical Latina/o theory approach was used to analyze the data. This study reveals 5 salient policy responses: (a) severely limit bilingual education, (b) develop controversial funding solutions, (c) implement a…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, English Language Learners, Hispanic American Students
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Velasco, Patricia – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2014
Mixtecos, members of an Indigenous group from Mexico, have settled in large numbers in New York. Their children are found in bilingual classrooms (Spanish-English), but little is known about parent-school interactions. This work describes the educational ideologies that 23 Mixteco mothers shared during 5 focus group interviews distributed across 9…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Mother Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lapayese, Yvette; Huchting, Karen; Grimalt, Olga – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2014
Although biliteracy plays a vital role in academic achievement, there has been little research on the unique needs of female and male English language learners. Becoming biliterate is a complex process, compounded by other variables such as 1st-language background, class, culture, and gender. Among these variables, gender has been the least…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Gender Differences, Academic Achievement, Urban Schools
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Ruiz, Marisol; Valverde, Michelle – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2012
Schools serve as antidemocratic spaces where teacher, parent, community member, and student voices are typically disregarded. Instead, philanthropists and businesses are allowed to drive school and district agendas. An exploration of 3 local efforts that connect a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) with prekindergarten to Grade 12 students and…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Justice, Educational Change, Theory Practice Relationship
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Johnson, Eric J. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2011
This discussion emphasizes the importance of collaborative learning methods to compensate for the legal restrictions placed on school districts by Arizona's anti-bilingual education law, Proposition 203. Grounded in Vygotsky's sociocultural theory of learning, peerlingual education is described as an invaluable resource based on the linguistic…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Classroom Communication, Bilingual Education, Cooperative Learning
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Varghese, Manka M.; Park, Caryn – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2010
In this commentary, we extend the cautionary tales regarding dual-language programs raised by several scholars by considering the interface of such programs with global education. We consider the possible pitfalls of uncritically framing dual-language programs within the global education movement in the United States, especially in light of how…
Descriptors: Global Education, Bilingual Education, Educational Opportunities, Hispanic American Students
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Farruggio, Pete – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2010
Latino immigrant parents were interviewed in an urban California school district post Proposition 227. Approximately half had placed their English-learner children into bilingual classes. The others had children in English-only classes. Guided by sociohistorical psychology, the study explores the parents' motivations for the goal of preserving the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Values, Social Environment, Spanish
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Lukes, Marguerite M. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2009
This article discusses English-only policies as they relate to second language teaching for children and adults; explores popular perceptions and misconceptions about learning English; and discusses types of programs best suited for different students, depending on educational background. Examples from research and practice highlight the value of…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Bilingual Education, Misconceptions, English (Second Language)
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Cuero, Kimberley K. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2009
Drawing from sociocultural and anthropological perspectives, I present 3 case examples of bilingual, Mexican-origin students enrolled in a transitional bilingual educational program in an urban elementary school. By using the theoretical constructs of figured worlds, authoring, and "formas de ser" (ways of being), I examine how student identities…
Descriptors: Mexican American Education, Grade 5, Bilingualism, Developmental Psychology
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Fitts, Shanan – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2009
This study examined the ways that 5th graders and their teachers constructed third spaces in bilingual and bicultural communities of practice in a dual-language school. Students and teachers used students' funds of knowledge to connect with and transform academic tasks and discourses and to create third spaces. In transformational third spaces,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Grade 5, Teacher Student Relationship, Bilingualism
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