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Yun, Sehyun; Shin, Hye Young – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
This article presents seven social justice-oriented model activities for 1st and 2nd grade Korean-English bilingual students. Considering the age and language ability of the target students, two picture books addressing social justice issues were selected as a main instructional material for those activities. Through the suggested model…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Bilingualism, Korean, Empathy
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Nerlinger, Susan J. – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
In 2016, there were 4.9 million students identified as English language learners (ELLs) in U.S. public schools who undergo testing. Students identified as ELLs are allowed to use paperback bilingual dictionaries during testing as an accommodation. When deciding whether to provide the accommodation, teachers need to consider several factors. First,…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Dictionaries, Testing Accommodations, English Language Learners
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Pontier, Ryan W.; Ortega, Diana C. – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
Mainstream teachers' views of emergent bilingual students have been well documented, but less is known about how bilingual dual language teachers understand bilingualism and their subsequent expectations of students based on those understandings. We used thematic analysis of focus group conversations to investigate and present the views of eight…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Bilingualism, Bilingual Teachers
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Huck, Carla – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
For the last two decades, graduation rates have been one of the key metrics used to evaluate school effectiveness under federal law, with the goal of ensuring that all students receive a high-quality education. Researchers have found, however, that policies intended to optimize this accountability measure can have undesirable consequences for…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities
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Csorvasi, Vera; Colby, Sherri Rae – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
This narrative inquiry highlights the experiences of three high school students labeled Long-term English learners (LTEL) in a North Texas high school. This narrative inquiry study uses semi-structured interviews to restory the students' lives, emphasizing the emergent themes of family (the strongest pillar) and the language of the home (Spanish).…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, High School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sparrow, Wendy; Schepers, Ofelia Castro; Escamilla, Kathy – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
This paper is the first to examine the longitudinal results of six years of implementation of Literacy Squared, a biliteracy model for Spanish/English speaking emerging bilingual students. This model includes paired literacy instruction with grade-specific time allocations for Spanish literacy and literacy-based ELD. Furthermore, cross-language…
Descriptors: Literacy, Bilingualism, Longitudinal Studies, Literacy Education
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Ramos, Laura B.; Musanti, Sandra I. – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
This qualitative case study explores how integrating multimodal writing opportunities in a second-grade dual language classroom opens up spaces for translanguaging practices in order to promote a more equitable and socially just access to biliteracy development for emergent bilinguals. A multimodal writing project that integrated writing and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingual Education, Code Switching (Language), Writing (Composition)
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Bergey, Rebecca; August, Diane; Baird, Ashley Simpson; Martin, Alejandra; LeVangie, Samantha; Carbuccia-Abbott, Maryan – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Dual language learners are a growing population in early learning and care settings. Young DLLs have the potential to develop proficiency in two languages when provided adequate supports; however, most teachers of young DLLs feel inadequately prepared to support DLLs. Cultivating Oral Language and Literacy Talent in Students (COLLTS) is an…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Bilingualism, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning
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Yuen, Timothy T.; Arreguín-Anderson, María G.; Ek, Lucila; Sánchez, Patricia – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
This article presents a cooperative inquiry into how teacher educators prepare bilingual teacher candidates to adopt sociocultural approaches to mobile learning in their field-based courses as a platform for engaging their culturally and linguistically diverse learner populations. A sociocultural approach to mobile learning (SAML) uses mobile…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Bilingual Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Diversity
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Rosado, Luis A.; Amaro-Jiménez, Carla; Pant, Mohan; Curtis, Mary D.; Nandakumar, Vandana – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
The need for highly qualified bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers continues to rapidly increase. In this article, we share the results of a multi-year study that has aimed to determine what factors affect the performance of teacher candidates seeking bilingual education and ESL in a teacher preparation program in the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bárcena-Toyos, Patricia – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
This article reports on results from a multi-case study on the implementation of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in bilingual elementary schools in a monolingual region of Spain (Cantabria) by examining four school teachers' CLIL instructional practices to teach content in a foreign language (English). The study examined whether…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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González-Carriedo, Ricardo; Weiller, Karen; Boyd, Rossana – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Recent research in the area of physical activity points to the benefits that kinesthetic activity has on learning. The use of movement during the school day has benefits for the cognitive processes of learners, including language learning. This article focuses on dual language programs, where students learn acquire literacy skills and learn…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Language Skills
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Hernández, Ana M.; Alfaro, Cristina – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
At a time when Dual Language programs are growing exponentially, educators' conversations revolve around the challenges to identify, name, and confront the pressing issues in effective preparation and continued professional development for bilingual teachers. Currently, the preparation for candidates varies across university programs despite state…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Teacher Education Programs, Bilingual Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Luna, Christina V. – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
This article presents a literature review regarding the identification and pedagogical practices for educating English language learners and the newly designated student classification of Long Term English Language Learners (LTELs) in California. Challenges encountered by middle and high school content area teachers are highlighted as well as…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English Language Learners, Barriers, Middle School Teachers
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Urbieta, Alexandra Santamaría; Peñalver, Elena Alcalde – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
The aim of this study is to assess the needs and perceived difficulties of students of a master's degree on Bilingual Education who have had to work on a master's dissertation in English. First, some relevant studies in the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) will be reviewed, with a specific focus on those that tackle the challenges that…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Writing (Composition), Research Projects, Orientation Materials
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