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Osorio, Sandra Lucia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
This article describes second-grade emergent bilinguals' dialogue in culture circles. I share how the tenets of humanizing pedagogy were manifested as my students and I engaged in critical pedagogy around issues of power and privilege related to bilingualism, biliteracy, and biculturalism. Together we sought mutual humanization through the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Hispanic American Students, Childrens Literature, Grade 2
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Davin, Kristin J.; Heineke, Amy J. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
The Seal of Biliteracy (SoBL) is a policy that recognizes biliterate high school graduates with an emblem placed on their diploma or transcript signifying proficiency in two or more languages. The present study focused on 12th grade students' perceptions of the SoBL to investigate the questions: How do students perceive bilingualism and…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Literacy, Bilingual Students, High School Students
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Marian, Viorica; Shook, Anthony; Schroeder, Scott R. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2013
The effects of bilingual education on reading and math achievement were examined by comparing test scores across different elementary school programs. Results revealed that bilingual Two-Way Immersion (TWI) programs benefited both minority-language and majority-language students. Minority-language students in TWI programs outperformed their peers…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion Programs, Language Minorities, Educational Benefits
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Gonzalez, Virginia; Soltero, Sonia W. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2011
Our objective is to provide two multidimensional models (i.e., contextual-interaction and Ethnic Educator) including sociopolitical, socioeconomic, sociocultural, and sociohistorical factors explaining underachievement in Latinos. First, we critically discuss single-factor theories (i.e., deficit, resistance, social reproduction, cultural…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Multilingualism, Item Response Theory, Immigrants
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Brunn, Michael – Bilingual Research Journal, 1999
The absence of a language policy in a rural central Illinois school district with a rapidly growing population of migrant Spanish-speaking students seriously affected the academic achievement and social inclusion of newcomer students. A case study focuses on attitudes and reactions of three teacher groups: English-only teachers, "bridge…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education, Community Change, Educational Change