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Chen, Xiaoning – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This article, drawing on the relevant literature on dual language books, proposes a four-step process to select high quality dual language books. Each step is explained and supported with examples. A checklist is developed based on the four-step process as a practical guide for teachers and librarians to build high quality dual language book…
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Books, Check Lists, Teaching Guides
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Esquivel, Johanna – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study visually and linguistically examines the various manifestations of power and language in mainstream and alternative children's picture books, and analyzes the students' linguistic production by utilizing critical discourse analysis (CDA) as a tool to uncover misrepresentations of race, class, and language. The aim of the study is…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Picture Books, Stereotypes, Race
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Pérez Agustín, Mercedes – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) has emerged as a response to Europe's calls for increasing plurilingualism, due to its dual-focused approach which aims to foster and consolidate both non-language subject matter and language learning. As the approach becomes more widespread, more resources become available to help teachers facing…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Course Content
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Kelly, Laura Beth; Ángeles-Wann, Virginia; Wann-Ángeles, John; Jimenez-Silva, Margarita – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Schools often fail to offer minoritized student groups access to quality STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education experiences. While policymakers should systemically address this curriculum gap problem, out-of-school educational programs offer an important way to provide quality STEM instruction while integrating students'…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Educational Quality, STEM Education, Community Centers
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Garza-Reyna, Gina L.; Esquierdo, J. Joy; Goswami, Jaya – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study compared the performance of bilingual learners, educated in either a Transitional Bilingual (TB) or Dual Language (DL) program, on the Reading and English portions of the nationally recognized college entrance exam, the American College Test (ACT). A statistically significant difference was found on the t-tests run for the Reading (p…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, College Readiness, Comparative Analysis, Bilingual Education Programs
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Georges, Annie; Maldonado, Saúl I.; Uppal, Harpreet K. – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The academic achievement, bilingual proficiency, and sociocultural competence of exiting middle school students was analyzed to provide dual-language program stakeholders with evaluative information for local control funding and accountability planning. Informed by equity as a guiding principle of additive bilingualism, researchers used…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Bilingualism, Correlation, 21st Century Skills
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Almaguer, Isela – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
In this study, I emphasize the need to magnify the voices of English language learners through authentic language and literacy learning using a multifaceted culturally relevant and responsive teaching and learning framework with strong social justice underpinnings. Specifically, through the lens of the sociocultural theory to better recognize,…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Hawaiians, English Language Learners, Culturally Relevant Education
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Fairbairn, Shelley – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This article begins by making the case for biliteracy development in today's K-12 students. It goes on to describe several types of standards developed in the United States for this purpose, using a set of standards that addresses a non-English language and content development simultaneously as an example for the remainder of the piece. The…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Literacy, Scoring Rubrics, Elementary Secondary Education
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Garza, Armando – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Using community cultural wealth as an overarching theoretical lens and validation theory interconnected with language and identity frameworks, this paper describes the educational trajectories of Latinx bilingual pre- and in-service teachers in the borderlands. This study explores how its participants experienced struggles and resilience while…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Bilingual Teachers, Hispanic Americans, Preservice Teachers
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Lindholm-Leary, Kathryn – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The purpose of this research is to examine the English language proficiency trajectories of 2,201 fourth- through eighth-grade Latino English learner (EL) students who differed by current English language proficiency and were enrolled in a dual language program. Results showed that (1) students in the four English language proficiency groups…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Hispanic American Students, Grade 4
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Burns, Mary Bridget – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
As American children grow more culturally and linguistically diverse, many teachers, school leaders, researchers, and policy makers are implementing bilingual instruction as a means to assist these students. There are a variety of bilingual teaching methods, just as there are a variety of English language learning students. From English as a…
Descriptors: Principals, Program Implementation, Bilingual Education, Immersion Programs
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Henderson, Kathryn I.; Palmer, Deborah K. – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This article describes the implementation process of a top-down dual-language bilingual education (DLBE) program in a large urban district, specifically examining the development of one-way (OW) and two-way (TW) DLBE programs. We explored how teachers made sense of, interpreted, and executed the educational language policy with these two distinct…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Bilingual Education, Program Development, Educational Policy
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Hopkins, Megan; Schutz, Kristine M. – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
The United States is facing a bilingual teacher shortage, a fact that is particularly troubling as the emergent bilingual population continues to grow nationwide. Prior research suggests that the shortage of bilingual teachers may affect the quality of instruction emergent bilinguals receive, yet little is known about the potential effects of this…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Shortage, Parent Participation, Educational Quality
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Lopez, Carolina G.; Musanti, Sandra I. – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
This study provides an in depth look at how middle school English language learners (ELLs) negotiate their identity as readers and writers as they engage in an identity-oriented unit of instruction. Drawing on theories of identity, identity negotiation, and transformative pedagogy, this study contributes to the field by exploring how a teacher can…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 6, English Language Learners, Language Arts
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Fattal, Laura Rachel – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Creative classroom constructions imbued with arts integration, a transmediational multimodal pedagogy, are examined in exploratory action research in three bilingual elementary classroom learning experiences. In each of the lessons, there was a whole-group introduction and small-group hands-on arts-based activities inclusive of peer dialoguing,…
Descriptors: Creativity, Art Education, Multimedia Instruction, Teaching Methods
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