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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