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Garrity, Sarah M.; Aquino-Sterling, Cristian R.; Salcedo-Potter, Nina – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study employed survey methodology to examine the beliefs of Head Start educators about bilingualism, dual language development, and bilingual education and explored relationships between demographic variables and beliefs. Participants came from two large cities in California, a state that until very recently had a restrictive language policy…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Teachers, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education
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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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Block, Nicholas; Vidaurre, Lorena – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
Students' attitudes in first-grade dual language immersion (DLI) classes were compared with those of similar students in mainstream English classes. Results for the sample of 81 Latinx students indicated that for attitudes toward activities in Spanish, including reading and speaking in public and with relatives, both ELLs and non-ELLs in DLI had…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Mainstreaming
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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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Colegrove, Kiyomi Sánchez-Suzuki; Krause, Gladys Helena – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
The purpose of this article is to counter widespread deficit discourses about Latino parental involvement in their children's education. In particular, we show Latino immigrant parents' views and understandings of curricular and pedagogical practices in elementary school, especially in mathematics. Using data from the Agency and Young Children…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Immigrants, Hispanic American Students, Elementary School Students
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Lee, Wona; Lee, Jin Sook – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
Two-Way Immersion (TWI) programs have demonstrated positive outcomes in students' academic achievement in English, yet less is known about content teaching and learning in the non-English language in these programs. This study uses math instruction as a lens to identify pedagogical strategies and challenges in the teaching of math in Korean to…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Korean, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Quan, Tracy – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
"Diálogos" is an English/Spanish parent group at a bilingual school in California that offers language classes to parents of varying socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Situated within Yosso's (2005) model of community cultural wealth, this case study argues that parents positively evaluate "Diálogos" as a space that builds…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Spanish Speaking, Case Studies
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Athanases, Steven Z.; Banes, Leslie C.; Wong, Joanna W. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
Bilingual prospective teachers of color may possess experiences and knowledge particularly suitable for teaching linguistically diverse students but may need guidance and support to leverage such resources for teaching. In a class of 76 undergraduates, with a focus on bilingual students of color intending to teach, this study used self-reflexive…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Minority Group Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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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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Kwan, Yvonne Y. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2015
This research identifies how anti-immigrant sentiment and racism, which have historically been reflected and transmitted through nativist language policies and school curriculum, affect second-linguistic-generation Hmong Americans--not via overtly xenophobic and discriminatory acts but via subtle yet hurtful racial microaggressions. Interviews…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Racial Bias, Hmong People, Public Policy
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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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Mangual Figueroa, Ariana; Baquedano-López, Patricia; Leyva-Cutler, Beatriz – Bilingual Research Journal, 2014
This article examines the culminating activity--"la cosecha" or the harvest--in a yearlong project in which teachers at a bilingual afterschool program and staff from a citywide environmental advocacy group taught students to plant, harvest, and sell produce grown at the school site. The authors show how students are socialized to become…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, After School Programs, Social Justice, School Community Relationship
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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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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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Peralta, Claudia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2013
This study explored how Mexican immigrant and first-generation Mexican youth resist, conform to, and persist in schooling. Using Latino Critical Race Theory (LatCrit) as a framework, evidence of the "sticky mess" of racial inequalities (Espinoza & Harris, 1997) was shown to impact the lives of all participants. However, the strength…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Mexican Americans, Immigrants, Critical Theory
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