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Stritikus, Tom T. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2006
In this article, I examine the implications of additive and subtractive conceptions for the education of English language learner (ELL) students. To understand how competing theories regarding the education of ELL students materialize into action, I examine select findings from one district's implementation of Proposition 227. Focusing on the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Educational Policy, Grade 3
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Mora, Jill Kerper; Wink, Joan; Wink, Dawn – Bilingual Research Journal, 2001
Describes dual language instruction models, and presents a paradigm for examining congruence among theoretical models, teacher beliefs, and actual classroom practices to determine program effectiveness. Examples illustrate implementation pitfalls. Analysis of Proposition 227 finds it to be a decontextualized procedural model; it has an incoherent…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Criticism, Educational Principles, Educational Theories
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Schirling, Elsa; Contreras, Frances; Ayala, Carlos – Bilingual Research Journal, 2000
Interviews with parents, teachers, and administrators of a California Bay Area elementary school explored the impact of Proposition 227 on parent involvement, student achievement, classroom instruction, and student and teacher emotions. Data indicate that an overemphasis on language of instruction overshadowed other critical issues such as…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Case Studies, Classroom Environment
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Alamillo, Laura; Viramontes, Celia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2000
Interviews with 77 California teachers who either continued teaching bilingual education, switched to English immersion, or continued teaching English immersion sought their perspectives on impacts of Proposition 227 to the teaching profession, instructional practices, students, school culture, and teacher relationships. Implementation of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Collegiality, Educational Change, Educational Environment
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Palmer, Deborah K.; Garcia, Eugene E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2000
Reactions of 30 bilingual teachers and 20 administrators to implementation of Proposition 227 match those of educators throughout California. Teachers worry about the erosion of primary language programs, the imposition of English-only standardized testing, and the lack of clear leadership on policy implementation. Administrator concerns include…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Bilingual Education, Educational Change, Elementary Education
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Paredes, Sara Micaela – Bilingual Research Journal, 2000
Interviews and observations of a first-grade mathematics class to determine the influence of Proposition 227 on limited-English-speaking students found that many initial fears about Proposition 227 were unfounded; student ability to cope was underestimated; teacher knowledge of Spanish and Latino culture was critical; and students' limited English…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Grade 1
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Stritikus, Tom; Garcia, Eugene E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2000
Interviews with 32 teachers in 8 California school districts examined how teachers responded to Proposition 227. Three teacher reactions were identified: outward defiance, clarification of pedagogical purpose, and anxiety in the face of change. Key factors in these reactions were teacher ideology and experiences and the course of implementation…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)