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Ramirez, Pablo; Ross, Lydia – Theory Into Practice, 2019
We draw from an ethnographic research perspective to examine the potential benefits and pitfalls of dual-language secondary classrooms. The data collected come from multiple sources including classroom observations and teacher interviews from dual-language secondary classrooms. A secondary dual-language education conceptual framework is presented.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Bilingual Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Ethnography
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Brochin, Carol – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article provides insights into what is possible when a bilingual teacher education program provides support for teachers who want to discuss lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) topics in their classrooms. This study is set in Southern Arizona, a bilingual, multicultural community in predominantly Mexican American…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Homosexuality, Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Pluralism
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Iddings, Ana Christina DaSilva – Theory Into Practice, 2009
This article reports on a family literacy program that began with the creation and implementation of a Welcome Center in an elementary school in the Southwest United States. This center was intended to be a place where recent immigrant students and their families, teachers, as well as other community members, came together to participate in…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Immigrants, Family School Relationship, Empowerment
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Kaplan, Suzanne; Leckie, Alisa – Theory Into Practice, 2009
Language minority students represent an increasing percentage of the school-age student population in the United States. Because the number of English language learners (ELLs) is on the rise nationwide, some states have enacted English-only legislation that impacts the educational experiences of ELLs and the teachers who work with them. Many…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Second Language Learning, Professional Development, Workshops
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Moll, Luis C.; Amanti, Cathy; Neff, Deborah; Gonzalez, Norma – Theory into Practice, 1992
Discusses a collaborative project between education and anthropology which qualitatively studies the establishment of strategic connections between households and classrooms in Arizona's Mexican communities. Teacher-researchers visit households, assume the role of learners, establish connections with parents, and develop instructional activities…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Educational Research