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Charamba, Erasmos; Zano, Kufakunesu – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
The study sought to investigate the role played by language in the academic performance of science students at a high school in the Free State province, South Africa who are taught through a language different from their mother tongue. The paper reports on the decisive mantle language plays in the comprehension and subsequent scholastic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Chemistry
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Lang, Nora W. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study investigated structural features of a newcomer program housed within a comprehensive high school and language practices among newcomer students and their teachers. Findings indicate efforts to provide newcomer students with "safe spaces," opportunities for language and literacy development in English and Spanish, and access to…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Code Switching (Language)
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Carhill-Poza, Avary – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
Flipped learning has gained traction in diverse classroom settings over the past decade as a student-centered form of blended learning that allows teachers to focus class time on interaction while extending learning opportunities outside the classroom. Despite its compatibility with current approaches to teaching ESL, little is known about how…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, English Language Learners, Urban Schools, Secondary School Students
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Ardasheva, Yuliya; Newcomer, Sarah N.; Firestone, Jonah B.; Lamb, Richard L. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This nonexperimental study examined academic performance profiles and contributions of language-specific and metacognitive skills to science reading comprehension of Grade 7 students of varied English proficiency. The sample included 204 regular education students, most of whom were English learners (ELs; 35 non-ELs, 86 current ELs, and 83 former…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Reading Comprehension, English Language Learners, English (Second Language)
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Tandon, Madhavi; Viesca, Kara Mitchell; Hueston, Colin; Milbourn, Tamara – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
This qualitative study examined data from 36 teacher candidates and novice teachers to explore their perceptions and understandings of linguistic responsiveness. The findings illustrate the challenge of demonstrating linguistically responsive teaching practices in the early and initial stages of entering the teaching profession, and more research…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Beginning Teachers
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Allard, Elaine C. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
A growing body of recent scholarship has demonstrated that translanguaging is a natural and characteristic practice of bilinguals that also has great promise as a pedagogical tool. This ethnographic study examines the use of translanguaging by two teachers in a suburban high school ESL program. There, teacher translanguaging played an important…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Teaching Methods, Interpersonal Relationship
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Turner, Marianne – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
Translanguaging pedagogy offers a way to differentiate between students' varying linguistic repertoires when embedding an additional language across the curriculum. In this article I draw on positioning theory to show the relevance of teacher positioning to translanguaging pedagogy and differentiation. Differentiation is discussed in relation to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Course Content, History Instruction, Units of Study
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Jiménez-Castellanos, Oscar Hugo; García, David – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
English Language Learners (ELLs) are one of the fastest-growing K-12 populations across the nation. Educating secondary ELLs poses a unique challenge to U.S. schools. For instance, ELLs tend to experience high rates of poverty and attend segregated, underfunded, and unsafe schools. With the "League of United Latin American Citizens vs.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, English Language Learners, Expenditure per Student, Low Achievement
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Ramírez, Pablo Cortés; Vickery, Amanda E.; Salinas, Cinthia S.; Ross, Lydia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
This qualitative research study documented the way in which two Latina bilingual teachers advocated for the language rights of emergent bilinguals who attended and resided in two particular school districts in Arizona. Drawing from qualitative and ethnographic approaches, we collected data from teacher interviews, classroom/school observations,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Hispanic American Students, Civil Rights, Bilingualism
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Przymus, Steve Daniel – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
This study reports on an innovative approach to dual-language instruction (DLI) at the secondary-education level and introduces the 2-1-L2 model. The context of the study is an American Government class at a public charter high school in Tucson, Arizona, where the 2-1-L2 model was used for nine weeks to structure daily 90-minute lessons into a…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, United States Government (Course), Bilingual Education, Teaching Methods
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Pacheco, Mark B.; Smith, Blaine E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
We seek to understand how bilingual adolescent students leverage multiple languages and modes in digital composition. Using a translingual and multimodal perspective of composition, this study reports on the distinct communicative affordances associated with four students' multimodal codemeshing practices. Through analysis of students' digital…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Multilingualism, Teaching Methods
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Borrero, Noah – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
With a focus on bilingual students' sociocultural learning and cultural assets, the current study presents in-depth interview data from five bilingual Latino/a graduating seniors at a public high school in California. All five participants come from immigrant families and are first-generation college-bound students. Their voices speak to the role…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Role, Sociocultural Patterns, Cultural Context
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Colomer, Soria Elizabeth – Bilingual Research Journal, 2014
Based on a qualitative study documenting how Spanish teachers bear an especially heavy burden as unofficial translators, interpreters, and school representatives, this article documents how some Latina high school Spanish teachers struggle to form social networks with Latino students in new Latino school communities. Employing social frameworks,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Females, Secondary School Teachers, Spanish
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Tong, Virginia M. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2014
The acculturation of Chinese immigrant high school students was examined as it relates to students' level of interaction with teachers and peers and participation in American school activities. Findings from a regression analysis revealed five variables (sociocultural adaptation strategies) that facilitate students' adjustment process:…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Chinese Americans, High School Students, School Activities
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Martínez, Ramón Antonio – Bilingual Research Journal, 2014
This article draws on scholarship in educational and linguistic anthropology to explore awareness of Spanish-English code-switching among bilingual Chicana/o and Latina/o students in a sixth-grade English Language Arts classroom. Analysis of qualitative data gathered via participant observation, video/audio recording, and semistructured interviews…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Spanish, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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