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Schwartz, Mila; Gorbatt, Naomi – Modern Language Journal, 2017
In this study, we explored how major theoretical principles and concepts in the mediation strategies of Vygotsky's sociocultural theory are realized in an Arabic-Hebrew preschool in Israel. The aim of this study was to examine how teachers encourage children to use their second language (L2) during teacher-child conversations. In particular, as a…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Preschool Children, Preschool Teachers, Sociocultural Patterns
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Palmer, Deborah K.; Martínez, Ramón Antontio; Mateus, Suzanne G.; Henderson, Kathryn – Modern Language Journal, 2014
The policy of strict separation of languages for academic instruction dominates dual language bilingual education programming. This article explores the dynamic bilingual practices of two experienced bilingual teachers in a two-way dual language public school in Texas and contributes to current research problematizing language separation. Data…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Code Switching (Language), Bilingualism, Language Usage