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Sanders-Smith, Stephanie C.; Dávila, Liv T. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
As an officially trilingual special administrative region of China and an economic powerhouse in Asia, Hong Kong has invested heavily in dual language schools that emphasize learning English alongside of Cantonese or Mandarin at all levels of education. Little research has explored how learning and language use takes shape within these schools,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Pratt, Kristen L.; Ernst-Slavit, Gisela – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
Amidst the current climate surrounding bilingual education in the U.S., this study looked critically at the ways language education policies informed bilingual education as language was constructed and performed in a dual language bilingual, Spanish-English, third-grade classroom. This four-year ethnographic study explored the hegemonic realities…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Educational Policy
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Rowe, Lindsey W. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
As culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms become increasingly common, research looking at ways teachers can support language and literacy practices of all students in these spaces is needed. Using qualitative methods, this project examined second-grade, multilingual students' practices during a Writing Workshop activity that invited them…
Descriptors: Translation, Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Cultural Differences
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Garrity, Sarah M.; Aquino-Sterling, Cristian R.; Salcedo-Potter, Nina – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study employed survey methodology to examine the beliefs of Head Start educators about bilingualism, dual language development, and bilingual education and explored relationships between demographic variables and beliefs. Participants came from two large cities in California, a state that until very recently had a restrictive language policy…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Teachers, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education
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Hopewell, Susan; Abril-Gonzalez, Patricia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
In this qualitative linguistic ethnography, we combine a multilingual perspective on translanguaging with humanizing pedagogies to examine how and for what purposes a second-grade teacher and her students used Spanish and English in support of language development during a literacy-based English Language Development block within a paired literacy…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Usage, Grade 2, Elementary School Students
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Block, Nicholas; Vidaurre, Lorena – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
Students' attitudes in first-grade dual language immersion (DLI) classes were compared with those of similar students in mainstream English classes. Results for the sample of 81 Latinx students indicated that for attitudes toward activities in Spanish, including reading and speaking in public and with relatives, both ELLs and non-ELLs in DLI had…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Mainstreaming
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Sawyer, Brook E.; Hammer, Carol Scheffner; Cycyk, Lauren M.; López, Lisa; Blair, Clancy; Sandilos, Lia; Komaroff, Eugene – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
The purposes of this study were to (a) examine the degree to which teachers used linguistically responsive practices to support the language and literacy development of Spanish-speaking Dual Language Learners (DLL) and (b) to investigate the associations between these practices and select teacher-level factors. The sample consisted of 72 preschool…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Practices, Bilingual Students
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Zúñiga, Christian E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
Using a case study methodology, the article examines the language practices of two third-grade bilingual, dual-language education teachers as they prepare their students for their state's standardized assessment. Findings revealed that both teachers taught in between the contradicting tensions of the language-as-problem and -resource orientations…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Bilingual Education
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de Jong, Ester J.; Li, Zhuo; Zafar, Aliya M.; Wu, Chiu-Hui – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
In this article, we apply Ruiz's language-as-resource orientation to three international settings: Taiwan, Pakistan, and mainland China. Our guiding question was how different languages (indigenous languages, Chinese, and English) were positioned differently as resources in these contexts. For our analysis, we used Lo Bianco's (2001) elaboration…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Chinese
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Shin, Jaran; Sailors, Misty; McClung, Nicola; Pearson, P. David; Hoffman, James V.; Chilimanjira, Margaret – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
We investigated the relationship between Chichewa (L1) and English (L2) literacies in Malawi. Through our use of hierarchical linear modeling, we found that cross-language literacy transfer between Chichewa and English did occur, but that the pattern and the strength of the relationships varied depending on the literacy domain (i.e., reading or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Lucero, Audrey – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
This article reports findings from a study that investigated the ways in which first-grade dual language teachers drew on various resources to instructionally support academic language development among Spanish-English emergent bilingual students. Classroom observations, semistructured interviews, and document collection were conducted over a…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Valdez, Verónica E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2014
Grounded in new language policy studies (McCarty, Collins, & Hopson, 2011), this qualitative study examines two bilingual Latina preschool teachers' language views, experiences, skills, and goals in a Texas/Mexico border community to determine how these factors mediate their choice to use Spanish/English in their instructional practices with…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Educational Experience, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Howard, Elizabeth R.; Páez, Mariela M.; August, Diane L.; Barr, Christopher D.; Kenyon, Dorry; Malabonga, Valerie – Bilingual Research Journal, 2014
This study explores the role that socioeconomic status (SES), home and school language and literacy practices, and oral vocabulary play in the development of English reading skills in Latino English language learners (ELLs) and how these factors contribute differentially to English reading outcomes for children of different ages and in different…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Family Environment, Socioeconomic Status, Literacy
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Facella, Melissa A.; Rampino, Kristen M.; Shea, Elizabeth K. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
This paper provides effective strategies for early childhood teachers to use with children who are English language learners (ELLs). The strategies were compiled from interviews with 20 early childhood educators from two culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Massachusetts. Emphasis was placed on the strategies that the greatest…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness
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Lopez, Lisa M.; Greenfield, Daryl B. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2004
This article determines the interlanguage relationships between oral language skills and phonological awareness abilities in 100 Spanish-speaking Head Start children learning English. Children's oral language abilities, measured using the pre-Language Assessment Scale 2000, along with their phonological awareness, measured using the Phonological…
Descriptors: Phonological Awareness, Reading Skills, Oral Language, Literacy