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Morales, P. Zitlali; Rumenapp, Joseph C. – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2017
After first discussing the ideologies (standard and monolingual) implicit in language education in the United States, we argue for a necessary ideological shift in the way multiple languages and other forms of semiotic communication are understood, used, and supported in preschool for emergent bilinguals. We present examples from a preschool study…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Video Technology, Recall (Psychology), English (Second Language)
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Bracco, Carola Otero; Eisenberg, Judie – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2017
The authors of this article describe Neighbors Link, a multi-service community and worker center in suburban Westchester County, NY. This organization created "Parent-Child Together" in the belief that supporting immigrant parents' integration and social inclusion, in activities that also engage long-term community residents, would…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parent Child Relationship, Bilingualism, Community Centers
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Brillante, Pamela; Nemeth, Karen N. – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2017
Challenging behaviors in young children can result from a variety of factors that may interact to make it difficult for teachers to find effective instructional solutions. The authors of this article provide an overview of research that focuses on understanding challenging behavior in young children. It describes a research-based model, the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Students, Disabilities, Behavior Problems
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Hadi-Tabassum, Samina; Gutiérrez, Idalia – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2017
With the rising numbers of bilingual children, particularly young Latinos, in 2010 Illinois was the first state to pass legislation requiring preschool sites that serve 20 or more emergent bilinguals to offer home language instruction. The purpose of this study was to examine the responses of early childhood directors to the changes required by…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, State Legislation, Early Childhood Education, Online Surveys
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Morell, Zoila, Ed. – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2017
In June of 2015, as New York City expanded Universal Pre-K (UPK) to reach nearly all available four-year-olds, the "New York State Association for Bilingual Education" (NYSABE) and the "NYS/NYC Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network" (NYS/NYC RBE-RN) of Fordham University collaborated to hold a Roundtable event bringing…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Bilingual Students, Multilingualism
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Hatheway, Bethany; Shea, Deborah; Winslow, Monica – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2015
This article proposes combining dual language programs with integrated collaborative teaching classrooms since both English language learners and special education students use many of the same teaching strategies and because there is a growing culturally and linguistically diverse population and shortage of bilingual special educators. Literature…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Bilingual Education Programs, English Language Learners, Special Education
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González, Taucia; Artiles, Alfredo J. – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2015
Despite the empirical attention that has been devoted to Latinas/os, language minority (LM) students, and students with learning disabilities (LD) as three separate subgroups, limited attention has been given to Latina/o students that fall into both LM "and" LD student categories. The literacy experiences of students living at the…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Minority Group Students, Hispanic American Students, Learning Disabilities
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Wang, Peishi; Woolf, Sara B. – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2015
Teachers represent the largest school impact on student learning, yet the national professional teacher workforce has been described as inadequately prepared to meet the academic, linguistic, social, and other educational needs of the majority of the nation's public school student population. Moreover, youngsters from diverse linguistic, cultural,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Special Education, Cultural Differences, Disproportionate Representation
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Brown, Julie Esparza; Ault, Phyllis Campbell – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2015
Identifying which K-12 English Learners (ELs) should receive special education services has historically been challenging and fraught with error. Educators are commonly puzzled as to whether an EL student's academic difficulties are the result of insufficient academic English language, inappropriate instruction, or an intrinsic learning…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Districts, English Language Learners, Learning Disabilities
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Harkins, Bradford; Fletcher, Todd – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2015
Inclusive Education for students with special educational needs is a global phenomenon, a major event of momentous proportions affecting directly and indirectly a significant percentage of the world's population. In response to international and national mandates requiring its implementation, educators everywhere are engaged in the daily task of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Attitude Measures, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Ijalba, Elizabeth – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2015
In this study the LEARN process-model of cultural competence was applied with three Hispanic immigrant mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Two main arguments were investigated:. (a) The influence of cultural beliefs on mothers' engagement in their children's education at home, and (b) The inclusion of mothers' cultural beliefs…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Hispanic Americans, Parent Attitudes, Disabilities
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Parra, Elena B.; Evans, Carol A.; Fletcher, Todd; Combs, Mary C. – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2014
To date, most studies about English language learners (ELLs) in Structured English Immersion (SEI) classrooms in the state of Arizona have focused on ELLs' lack of English acquisition in one year, a time frame expected by Arizona policymakers, as well as their lagging academic progress. While these studies almost uniformly have surfaced…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Outcomes of Education, Immersion Programs, Elementary School Students
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Schwarzer, David; Acosta, Christian – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2014
The purpose of this article is to re-conceptualize the role of the monolingual teacher in mainstream K-12 classrooms in the United States who work with students who are mostly multilingual and transnational. The proposed role for monolingual teachers is to incorporate at least some of the resources available in students' native languages, even if…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Multilingualism, Monolingualism, Second Language Learning
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Carrasquillo, Angela; Rodríguez, Diane; Kaplan, Laura – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2014
This article is a summary of a longer report, completed under the direction of the Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society and the doctoral program in Urban Education at the Graduate Center in the City University of New York (CUNY) with funding provided by the New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals (NYSIEB). It…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Educational Policy, Bilingual Education Programs, Cultural Differences
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Tazi, Zoila – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2014
School readiness has captured our attention. Across the country, policymakers, politicians, advocates, educators, and community members are forging alliances to increase children's access to the kinds of early childhood experiences that will best prepare them for success in school. At the same time, census figures indicate that the child…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Language of Instruction, Hispanic American Students
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