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Maxwell-Jolly, Julie – Bilingual Research Journal, 2000
Personnel at seven Northern California school districts were interviewed concerning implementation of Proposition 227. The disposition of district staff toward primary-language instruction and community attitudes influenced district policy; district decisions largely determined school policy; change occurred at all sites and was most evident in…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Bilingual Education, Community Attitudes, Educational Change
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Gutierrez, Kris D.; Asato, Jolynn; Baquedano-Lopez, Patricia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2000
A qualitative study examined how three urban California school districts and teachers in three case study classrooms interpreted and implemented Proposition 227. School district implementation varied according to district language ideology. Nevertheless, English only policy and accompanying highly scripted reading reforms stripped teachers of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Case Studies, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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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)