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Olivos, Edward M. – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Parental satisfaction is often used "as one indicator of school success or one outcome of school effectiveness". However, the notion that it is possible to gauge minoritized parental satisfaction in schools without first understanding their educational beliefs and values about education and their knowledge about the US school system is…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Parent Attitudes, Immersion Programs, Hispanic American Students
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Morita-Mullaney, Trish – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Emergent Bilingual families interact with their children across their shared languages and resources, creating unique literacy activities. As a form of family engagement, teachers can observe these created literacies within Emergent Bilingual families, and attempt to transport such practices into classrooms. There is, however, a danger that the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Multiple Literacies, Family Relationship
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Baquedano-López, Patricia – Theory Into Practice, 2021
In this article I introduce a framework that centers indigenous educational sovereignty in university-school partnerships. Developed from collaborative work with Indigenous Maya families who are migrants from Yucatan, Mexico, the framework operates from an understanding that Indigenous parents have knowledge that is important for their children to…
Descriptors: Immigrants, American Indian Students, College School Cooperation, Foreign Countries
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Bailey, Alison L. – Theory Into Practice, 2020
This article addresses the importance of supporting specific language practices of emergent bilingual students in classroom settings that are tied to the development of disciplinary knowledge. The author focuses on explanatory talk support in teaching by contingent responding and encouraging children to make meaning of mathematics concepts and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Language Usage, Bilingual Students, Mathematical Concepts
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Moore, Jason; Schleppegrell, Mary – Theory Into Practice, 2020
In this article, we show how close attention to language throughout a socio-scientific investigation supports upper elementary Arabic-speaking students to learn English while participating in valued disciplinary practices in science. Engagement in reading and writing with a focus on language also enables them to bring critical perspectives to the…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Elementary School Students, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing
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Martínez, Ramón Antonio; Mejía, Alexander Feliciano – Theory Into Practice, 2020
The definitions of "academic language" available to teachers and teacher educators often invoke generalized assumptions about the supposed gap between complex, discipline-specific forms of language and the everyday language of Latina/o/x students. In this article, we advance an alternative hypothesis -- that Latina/o/x students boast…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Hispanic American Students, Academic Language, Linguistic Theory
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Kibler, Amanda K.; Palacios, Natalia; Paulick, Judy; Hill, Tatiana – Theory Into Practice, 2020
This article synthesizes multiple studies that we have conducted on language and literacy practices among Latinx siblings at home, and identifies implications for teaching. Examples from micro-ethnographic discourse analyses provide rich vignettes of sibling interactions within Mexican and Central American immigrant households to illustrate how…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Family Environment, Siblings, Hispanic Americans
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Alfaro, Cristina – Theory Into Practice, 2019
Due to the preK-12 student growth, the exponential growth of dual-language programs, and the gentrification of dual-language education, the need for critically conscious dual-language teachers is undeniably vital today. Institutions of higher education, in particular colleges of education, find themselves at the center of a transformative era, in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators
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Fránquiz, María E.; Leija, María G.; Salinas, Cinthia S. – Theory Into Practice, 2019
The Bilingual Education Act was passed in 1968 to address the challenges faced by emerging bilingual students in U.S. schools. Fifty years later, ideologies promoting bilingual education persist with a discourse of "one nation, one territory, one language nationalism." The bilingual and multiple language repertoires necessary for…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Metalinguistics, Educational Legislation, Bilingual Education
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Somerville, Jessica; Faltis, Christian – Theory Into Practice, 2019
In this article we draw on translanguaging theory and notions of strategies and tactics as a way to understand what we refer to as dual languaging in the context of TWDL schooling. We provide examples of dual languaging practices in fourth-grade math and social studies lessons that took place in a Spanish-English TWDL elementary school located in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Code Switching (Language), Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Morales, P. Zitlali; Maravilla, Joanna V. – Theory Into Practice, 2019
The increase and popularity of dual language (DL) or two-way immersion programs nationally, and specifically in California, is due to the acceptability of bilingual programs that are inclusive of students whose first language is English, and who are typically of a White, middle-class background. This phenomenon can be explained through the idea of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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Morales, P. Zitlali; Hartman, Paul William – Theory Into Practice, 2019
We utilize positioning theory to analyze language use within two different language program models in elementary language arts classrooms. We explore how the positioning of minoritized languages as valuable facilitates the use of students' home languages in classrooms and allows us to examine the connections between language, identity, and power.…
Descriptors: Spanish, Black Dialects, Language Arts, Language Minorities
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Walsh, Daniel – Theory Into Practice, 2018
In this article, I present the ways in which youth participatory action research (YPAR) provides opportunities for academically rigorous and culturally sustaining pedagogy for immigrant high school students learning English. In a course sponsored by the City University of New York's College Now program, I introduced students to the principles of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Participatory Research, Culturally Relevant Education, Immigrants
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Lowenhaupt, Rebecca; Montgomery, Nicholl – Theory Into Practice, 2018
In this article, we consider the ways in which family engagement practices foster sites of possibility for immigrant families in the public schools. As demographic change leads to a growing number of new immigrant destinations and amidst increasing hostility toward immigrant communities, educational institutions play an increasingly important role…
Descriptors: School Districts, Partnerships in Education, Immigrants, Family School Relationship
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