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Martinez, Martha I.; Meadvin, Joanna; Diaz, Adriana; Skibbins, Heather; Hurwitz, Anya; Sapien, Corina – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2022
In 2016, California voters approved state Proposition 58, repealing an almost 20-year ban on bilingual education for English Learners (ELs), who represent nearly 20% of the state's public school students. The state's reversal on bilingual education reflects a national trend of promoting bilingualism and expanding bilingual (also referred to as…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Bilingual Education, English Language Learners, State Legislation
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Eisenstein Ebsworth, Miriam; Marsh, Leona; Deschene, D. Nicole; Cai, Chencen – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2022
This study evaluates the consequences of participation in a bilingual (English/Spanish) high school (HS) program for the lives of emergent bilingual (EB) learners. Through interviews of ten former EBs, we explore their adolescent and adult journeys. Current research on bilingual education typically focuses on elementary programs and short-term…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, School Culture, Peer Relationship
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Thane, Patrick; Goldin, Michele; Jimenez, Abril; Hur, Esther; Lopez Otero, Julio Cesar; Austin, Jennifer – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2022
In this paper, we address a lack of assessments of partner language development in dual language immersion (DLI) programs. We propose several important considerations that are necessary for the creation of research-based assessments of partner language development in DLI programs, focusing on Spanish as an example. We first discuss what these…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Bilingual Education Programs, Second Language Learning, Evaluation
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Morita-Mullaney, Trish; Chesnut, Colleen – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2022
Indiana dual-language immersion (DLI) programs have grown exponentially in the last 5 years as a result of state policies, related state funding, and increasing pressure for public schools to have a specialized presence amidst school choice provisions. Principals work with their communities to identify the DLI model they will adopt, student…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Immersion Programs, Native Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Wang, Zhuoying; Tong, Fuhui; Guo, Haitao; Zhang, Wenwen – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2022
In this study, we conducted a path analysis to explore the effect of English language learning strategies across four domains (i.e., listening, speaking, reading, and writing) on English as foreign language (EFL) learners' self-efficacy beliefs. A total of 216 undergraduates from a coastal Chinese university responded to two survey instruments…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Listening Skills
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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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