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Quiñones, Sandra; FitzGerald, Anne Marie – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This single-case study examines leadership practices at an English language-of-instruction community school with over 70% Latino student population. We collected multiple data sources over a twelve-month period and used an asset-grounded theoretical framework to inform our data analysis and interpretation. Our findings describe how parents took on…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Children, Language of Instruction, Hispanic American Students
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Morita-Mullaney, Trish – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
In this collective case study, the preparation of Indiana's emergent bilingual district-level leaders demonstrates how they implement, negotiate, and lead language programs for their students. Most studies on leadership of emergent bilinguals focus on the building principal and not on this distinct district-level role. This district leadership…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Districts, Instructional Leadership, Specialists
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Román, Diego; Pastor, Alberto; Basaraba, Deni – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study examined the presence of internal linguistic discrimination--i.e., the negative reaction of Spanish speakers towards the varieties of Spanish spoken by heritage speakers--among bilingual teachers in a school district in Texas. To this end, we conducted a study that analyzed the responses of 84 bilingual teachers to audio utterances…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Spanish Speaking, Spanish, Language Variation
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Valdés, Guadalupe – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
This article focuses on two-way immersion (TWI) education and restates two previously expressed cautionary notes about the unexpected costs of such programs for the Latino community and for children who are racialized speakers of nonmainstream varieties of English. Utilizing an analytical framework focused on the process of…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Bilingual Education Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Alfaro, Cristina – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
This article draws from historical, political, theoretical, and practice perspectives that provide a comprehensive analysis of how bilingual teacher education programs have strategically navigated around and through anti-immigrant sociopolitical ideologies to survive the incessant attacks on Latinx student populations, notably in the two decades…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Educational History
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Fránquiz, María E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), signed in 1965, was a pivotal civil rights law to address the dream of equitable education for all children on the mainland and in U.S. territories. The ESEA was followed by the Bilingual Education Act (BEA), signed by President Johnson in 1968. The BEA specifically addressed the necessities of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, Educational Legislation, Second Language Learning
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Sánchez, María Teresa; García, Ofelia; Solorza, Cristian – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
This article addresses language allocation policies in what is increasingly called "Dual Language Education" (DLE) in the U.S., offering a challenge to the strict language separation policies in those programs and a proposal for flexibility that transforms them into "Dual Language Bilingual Education" (DLBE). The article offers…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Bilingualism, Social Justice, Bilingual Education
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Song, Kwangok – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
This study examined how a Korean family with temporary immigrant status in the United States employed ideological discourses on languages to make sense of their experiences. The parents initially accepted but later rejected ideologies on children's learning of English. English-as-a-legitimate-language ideology in the United States and…
Descriptors: Korean, Korean Americans, Immigrants, Family Environment
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Bale, Jeff – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
This article addresses language rights as a legitimate political tool for language policy scholarship and activism. The article begins by engaging several critiques of language rights. It analyzes Ruiz's language-as-right orientation to language policy, and then reviews recent scholarship challenging language rights from poststructural and…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Native Language, Language Attitudes, Politics
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Gates, Zaynab; Román, Diego X.; del Rosal, Karla – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
Utilizing Ruiz's (1984, 1995) language orientation and language policy work, this ethnographic study compared two intercultural bilingual education (IBE) schools located in two Wichí-Weenhayek communities on both sides of the Argentinean-Bolivian border. We examined Wichí-Weenhayek and non-Indigenous teachers' profiles, teacher-student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Educational Policy, Language Planning
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Okhremtchouk, Irina S. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2014
This article presents an exploratory case study of site-level classification practices for language-minority students. The study examines individual classification data of 439 language-minority student cases from one California urban school district and two of its schools. The review process involved a thorough examination of data integrity,…
Descriptors: Classification, Case Studies, Language Minorities, Management Systems
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Cervantes-Soon, Claudia G. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2014
Two-way immersion (TWI), an approach that combines language-minority students and native English speakers in dual-language classrooms, is growing in popularity in schools of newly Latinized regions of the U.S. Using North Carolina as an example, this critical review of the literature posits that as neoliberal trends increasingly shape the…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Native Language
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Cole, Mikel W. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2013
This article reports the results of a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of peer-mediated learning for English language learners. Peer-mediated learning is presented as one pedagogical tool with promise for interrupting a legacy of structural and instructional silencing of culturally and linguistically diverse students. Oral language…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Peer Relationship, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Koyama, Jill; Menken, Kate – Bilingual Research Journal, 2013
Immigrant youth who are designated as English language learners in American schools--whom we refer to as "emergent bilinguals"--are increasingly framed by numerical calculations. Utilizing the notion of assemblage from actor-network theory (ANT), we trace how emergent bilinguals are discursively constructed by officials, administrators,…
Descriptors: Accountability, Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, English Language Learners
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Kibler, Amanda K.; Roman, Diego – Bilingual Research Journal, 2013
This study examines factors impacting teacher learning during and after an online professional development program focused on teaching English language learners in U.S. schools. Research focused on nonbilingual K-12 teachers' changing perspectives on the role of students' native languages in classroom teaching and learning during and after the…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Teaching Methods
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