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Cross, Nina – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2020
This paper examines two language practices of students in a predominantly African American bilingual second grade class: language play and identity formation. Prevalent notions about legitimate language knowledge are visible in the school's curriculum, language goals, and assessment requirements. Additionally, discussions about bilingual…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Education
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West-Burns, Nicole; Murray, Karen – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
In classroom spaces on a daily basis, students are encouraged to express who they are as learners and demonstrate their own understanding of their learning. Students' ability to contribute to their own learning is an essential characteristic of an engaging classroom space and supports high academic achievement. The authors' work highlights one…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Power Structure, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries