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ERIC Number: EJ1226952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-4632
Ideologies of Language among ELLs on the US-Mexico Border: The Case of a Transitional Bilingual Programme
Herrera-Rocha, Lidia; De la Piedra, María Teresa
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, v40 n8 p665-678 2019
This article presents findings of a qualitative study about students' language ideologies in a transitional bilingual education (TBE) programme located in the US-Mexico border. Although officially regarded as 'TBE', results show that both ideologies and practices resemble an English monolingual form of education where only the English language is valued and used for instruction. This qualitative study investigates the experiences of 4th grade EBs in this setting in which students appropriated monoglossic language ideologies and discourses of transition displayed by teachers and school district policies. However, students also displayed their agency when they actively sought spaces within and outside the school context to access their entire linguistic repertoire to communicate with friends and family. The complexity of students' internalised ideologies of language and their performed ideologies became visible through observations and interviews conducted in this study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico; Texas (El Paso)