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Quezada, Reyes; Alexandrowicz, Viviana – Theory Into Practice, 2019
Preparing effective dual-language global teachers who will be culturally proficient is paramount not because of state licensure mandates but because society owes it to its school children. This chapter discusses cultural proficiency as a theoretical framework to develop culturally proficient global dual-language teachers. The goal is to prepare…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Cultural Awareness, Bilingual Education, Teacher Education Programs
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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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de Jong, Ester J.; Yilmaz, Tuba; Marichal, Nidza – Theory Into Practice, 2019
Dual language educators and program planners rely on the concept of 'language as a resource' as a foundational principle of dual language education (DLE). Traditionally, the term has been juxtaposed to viewing language as a problem and treating students' home linguistic and cultural experiences as a deficit rather than an asset for teaching and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingual Education, Language of Instruction, Immersion Programs
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Palmer, Deborah K.; Cervantes-Soon, Claudia; Dorner, Lisa; Heiman, Daniel – Theory Into Practice, 2019
Two-way dual language (TWDL) bilingual education programs share three core goals: academic achievement, bilingualism and biliteracy, and sociocultural competence. This article proposes a fourth core goal: critical consciousness. Although TWDL programs are designed to integrate students from diverse language, culture, and race backgrounds, equity…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, Critical Theory, Bilingual Education
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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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Avni, Sharon; Menken, Kate – Theory Into Practice, 2019
This article describes a case study of dual language bilingual education (DLBE) that challenges the model's traditional mold while offering important insights into its utility for communities of less commonly taught languages. We begin with an outline of the expansion of DLBE in New York City, part of a broader national trend. We then explore a…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Semitic Languages, Urban Schools, Public Schools
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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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Avila, Antonieta – Theory Into Practice, 2019
If we are to engage more women and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) students to study science, it is important to understand issues of identity and engagement in science. By utilizing identity texts to stimulate the development of scientific identities, practitioners can better understand the process of how young Latinas present and…
Descriptors: Scientists, Learner Engagement, Bilingual Education, Elementary School Students
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Colomer, Soria – Theory Into Practice, 2019
Latinx teachers have been positioned as both role models and agents of change in schooling communities that are often racially contentious. As members of both the Latinx community and the school community, Latinx teachers have the agency to (re)define storylines by either submitting to or resisting positioning acts. Storylines discussed in this…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Role, Hispanic American Students
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Song, Kwangok – Theory Into Practice, 2019
It is critical for educators to understand how the official educational policy of the United States, which reflects dominant language ideologies, renders a particular view of immigrant families and students. Educational policy explicitly emphasizes the need for linguistically diverse students to acquire standard English, implicitly problematizing…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Ideology, Parent Attitudes, Bilingualism
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Smith, Patriann – Theory Into Practice, 2019
Increasing evidence confirms that multilingual and multiethnic English-speaking students face challenges with Englishes and English literacies when they migrate between their home countries and the United States. These challenges faced by immigrant and transnational students involve their dialects, accents, and communication styles, which lead…
Descriptors: English, Multilingualism, Ethnicity, Language Usage
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Protacio, Maria Selena – Theory Into Practice, 2019
Social interactions are an essential element of students' reading engagement. Social interactions around reading are an essential component to English learners' (ELs) reading engagement specifically as they provide opportunities to share cultural, linguistic, and intellectual resources. This article examines the effect of positioning on ELs'…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Interpersonal Relationship, Middle School Students, Reading Motivation
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McGriff, Mary – Theory Into Practice, 2019
The college readiness and standard English proficiency of preservice teachers of color are of increasing concern among those working to foster diversity within the teacher workforce. In this article, the author uses positioning theory to examine standard English proficiency and agency among first-generation Black and Latinx preservice teachers,…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, Preservice Teachers, College Readiness, Language Proficiency
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