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Worthy, Jo; Nuñez, Idalia; Espinoza, Katherine – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
Much research has focused on the reasons and mechanisms for immigrant language loss. However, there is a scarcity of research about influences on language maintenance over time, and much of this work employs survey data. With the current study, we aim to contribute to this body of research with a qualitative study of a bilingual individual,…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Literacy, Qualitative Research, Longitudinal Studies
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Worthy, Jo; Durán, Leah; Hikida, Michiko; Pruitt, Alina; Peterson, Katie – Bilingual Research Journal, 2013
A substantial body of research has collectively concluded that encouraging students to draw flexibly on multiple aspects of their linguistic repertoires is positively associated with developing bilingualism, metalinguistic awareness, and academic skills. However, most bilingual education programs--including transitional and dual-language--limit,…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Metalinguistics, Bilingual Education Programs, Literature
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Worthy, Jo; Rodriguez-Galindo, Alejandra – Bilingual Research Journal, 2006
This paper presents the voices of 16 Latino immigrant parents whose children were upper elementary students in a bilingual education class in the southwestern United States. In interviews that focused on their children's language learning and usage, the parents spoke of a commitment to a better life for their children. All believed that English…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, English (Second Language)
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Worthy, Jo; Rodriguez-Galindo, Alejandra; Assaf, Lori Czop; Martinez, Leticia; Cuero, Kimberley – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
A study examined Spanish-speaking children's attitudes about being and staying bilingual. Classroom observations and interviews with 15 fifth-grade students, 12 parents, and 2 teachers at a Texas elementary school indicated that despite being in a supportive bilingual environment, students believed they would have to struggle to maintain their…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Educational Environment