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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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Baird, Ashley Simpson; Garrett, Rachel; August, Diane – NABE Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
Project Mathematics and English Language Development (MELD) is a sixth-grade mathematics intervention aimed at supporting English learners' (ELs) development of academic language and mathematical knowledge. This article describes the MELD scaffolds and strategies for ELs with multiple examples, as well as survey and focus group data on the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, English Language Learners, Intervention, Academic Language
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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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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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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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