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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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Brownell, Cassie J. – Theory Into Practice, 2021
Drawing from data generated in a third-grade classroom in the months following the 2016 US presidential election, this article zooms in on self-produced videos a child made of her writing process. Organized around 3 "takes" of the child's writing, the author provides readers a glimpse into (1) the child's composing in the videos, (2) a…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Writing Processes, Video Technology
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Jensen, Bryant; Thompson, Gregory A. – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Some argue that supporting minoritized students' "academic language" (AL) development fosters equity in education. Others contend that AL is hegemonic, and that attempts to teach it perpetuate inequities across racial, ethnic, social class, immigrant, and related sociocultural and linguistic student differences. In this article, we frame…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods, Metalinguistics
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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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Baker-Bell, April – Theory Into Practice, 2020
In this article, the author historicizes the argument about Black Language in the classroom to contextualize the contemporary linguistic inequities that Black students experience in English Language Arts (ELA) classroom. Next, the author describes "anti-black linguistic racism" and interrogates the notion of academic language. Following…
Descriptors: English, Language Arts, English Teachers, Academic Language
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Spycher, Pamela; Girard, Vanessa; Moua, Bao – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Among the many approaches proposed for closing opportunity and achievement gaps is supporting student's academic language development. Often, however, instructional approaches that are more familiar to teachers, such as helping students learn new vocabulary, are prioritized over more complex and less familiar explorations into disciplinary…
Descriptors: Hmong People, Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary School Students, Literacy Education
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Cavagnetto, Andy R.; Hand, Brian; Premo, Joshua – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Science education reforms seek to increase student inquiry, peer collaboration, and making student thinking visible in order to better support science learning. Yet each of these ingredients assumes that students will choose to actively participate in various classroom activities. This article highlights key considerations to support agency -- or…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Science Education, Active Learning, Student Participation
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Brown, Raymond – Theory Into Practice, 2020
A question that confronts teachers of mathematics is how best to establish in their classrooms a space where students can participate more fully in the curriculum. This article explores the development of agency in the school mathematics classroom. Using data from a variety of classroom contexts, this article employs sociocultural constructs of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Personal Autonomy, Mathematics Teachers
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Pennington, Julie L. – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Study abroad experiences provide teacher education programs with an opportunity to immerse their teacher candidates within linguistic and cultural contexts capable of broadening their views beyond their own settings with the hopes of improving their understanding and subsequent teaching of all children. Yet, from a Critical White Studies…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Ethnography, Critical Theory, Teacher Education Programs
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Dillard, Cynthia B.; Neal, Amber – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Given the clarion call for culturally relevant and sustaining practices, it is often assumed that Black women have a deep well of knowledge about Black history and culture to draw from. However, given that today's Black teachers were mostly educated post-integration, they were rarely afforded accurate representations and cultural knowledge of…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, African American History, African American Teachers, Cultural Awareness
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McKinney de Royston, Maxine – Theory Into Practice, 2020
Black women educators have a legacy of political clarity about teaching and learning as well as about anti-Black racism. Scholarship on Black women teachers has begun to map out this political clarity (e.g), yet is continually at risk of being devalued and deintellectualized in an educational era that privileges universalist and reductivist…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Females, Women Faculty, Racial Bias
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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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