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Flores, Tracey T. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
In this article, I explore the narratives and experiences of four Latinx mothers and fathers, Alma, Rose, Valente and Samuel, who participated with their adolescent daughters (grades nine-10), Blanca, Elizabeth, Rocky and Reyna in Somos Escritores/We are Writers writing workshops. Somos Escritores was a family engagement space, created with and…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Parents, Child Rearing, Adolescents
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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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Hopkins, Megan – Bilingual Research Journal, 2013
This article examines the unique contributions that bilingual and bilingually credentialed teachers make to the instruction of emergent bilinguals in the United States. This mixed methodological study involved 474 teachers in Arizona, California, and Texas, which represent distinct language policy contexts. Results revealed that, irrespective of…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Mixed Methods Research, Educational Policy, Language Planning
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Mackinney, Erin; Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2012
This article examines how Arizona's teachers of English learners negotiate between restrictive language policies and complex teaching conditions. This case study explores how middle school teachers in an urban school district make sense of the 4-hour English language development block, Arizona's recent English-only policy. Findings indicate that…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Planning
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Haas, Eric; Gort, Mileidis – Bilingual Research Journal, 2009
In the current english-only programs in California, Arizona, and Massachusetts only a small percentage of students are learning English and subject matter content. This violates the success in practice prong of "Castaneda v. Pickard" (1981). Further, these program failures bolster the claim that these programs also violate castaneda's…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), English Only Movement
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McGraw, Rebecca; Rubinstein-Avila, Eliane – Bilingual Research Journal, 2008
Language is the means through which mathematics is learned and mathematical reasoning is developed and expressed. Students' development of mathematical knowledge is dependent upon their codevelopment of language competencies. This study sought to understand the intersection of language acquisition and mathematical reasoning in a multigrade,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers
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Soltero-Gonzalez, Lucinda – Bilingual Research Journal, 2008
This qualitative case study examines the literacy practices of an emerging bilingual child in a preschool classroom comprised mostly of recent Mexican immigrant students. It describes how political pressures after the passage of Proposition 203 in Arizona alter the language of instruction in the classroom, even when preschools do not have to…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Language of Instruction, Immigrants, Bilingualism
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Wright, Wayne E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
Current educational reform efforts in Arizona involve three major federal and state language and assessment policies: (a) AZ LEARNS (2001), Arizona's high-stakes testing and school accountability program; (b) No Child Left Behind (2002); and (c) Proposition 203 (2000), which places restrictions on programs for English language learner (ELL)…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Educational Change
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Rolstad, Kellie; Mahoney, Kate S.; Glass, Gene V. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
This article reviews the current policy context in the state of Arizona for program options for English language learners and produces a meta-analysis of studies on the effectiveness of bilingual education that have been conducted in the state in or after 1985. The study presents an analysis of a sample of evaluation studies (N = 4), which…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Bilingual Education, Educational Policy
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Johnson, Eric – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
This project draws on Lakoff and Johnson's (1980) work with metaphor analysis to uncover the rhetorical strategies applied by supporters of the English for the Children organization during the 2000 Arizona Proposition 203 campaign. The data were collected from three sources: (a) "The Arizona Republic"; (b) the "East Valley…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Figurative Language, Discourse Analysis, Democratic Values
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Hunnicutt, Kay; Castro, Mario – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
Using the Arizona 5% Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) from the 2000 U.S. Census, we compare language-related figures for the Mexican-origin population with those for the total population. Additionally, we compare place of birth and educational attainment data for Mexican-origin persons who speak Spanish at home with those who speak English-only…
Descriptors: Mexican Americans, Housing, Official Languages, Educational Attainment
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Li, Mengying – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
This paper looks at the Chinese heritage language schools in metropolitan Phoenix area and examines what role parents of the students play in the schools. Based on semi-structured interviews, class observations and publication from the local Chinese schools, this study shows that although Chinese schools have benefited from the support of parents…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Heritage Education, Chinese, Teacher Effectiveness
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Garcia-Nevarez, Ana G.; Stafford, Mary E.; Arias, Beatriz – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
This study focused on the attitudes that elementary teachers have toward their English language learner (ELL) students' native languages (e.g., Spanish) and their use in instruction. A 27-item Likert-scale survey was administered to 152 first- through fourth-grade teachers from five school districts in Maricopa County, Arizona. These school…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Spanish Speaking, English (Second Language)
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Johnson, Eric – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
In 2000, the Arizona Proposition 203 campaign gained overwhelming public approval by claiming that Arizona's bilingual education programs impeded English-language learning of language-minority students. Established within a context of educational and social antipathy, it is necessary to look at the impetus for language policies like Proposition…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Ideology, Figurative Language, Discourse Analysis
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You, Byeong-keun – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
This preliminary study provides an interpretive reading of focus group interviews of four Korean American children in the Phoenix metropolitan area. It examines how these Korean American children are negotiating their ethnic identity as Korean Americans while learning Korean as a heritage language. It shows that maintaining heritage language is…
Descriptors: Korean Americans, Ethnicity, Focus Groups, Interviews
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