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Bruna, Katherine Richardson – Bilingual Research Journal, 2009
This position paper observes the impact of "Proposition 227", California's "English for the Children" initiative, on the professional development of teachers of English Learners. It draws on information I obtained while working as an evaluator of the California Teacher Institutes (CTIs), a network of institutes aimed to enhance…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Language Planning, Teacher Effectiveness, Hidden Curriculum
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Courtney, Michael – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
This paper is a case study in the form of a teacher's personal diary of experiences during a semester teaching a class of academically at-risk high school students. It focuses on the interactions among the teacher, the class, and Roberto, a student with negligible English skills. Because of his lack of proficiency in English, discovered later,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Diaries, Teaching Experience, High Risk Students
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Koyama, Jill P. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2004
In this ethnographic study, I investigate the ways in which students of Mexican descent who are designated as limited English proficient are "acquired" by particular social positions in a northern California high school. Focusing on two interrelated and reflexive phenomena in the high school--standardized testing for assessing English…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Ethnography, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking
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Green, Paul E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
Partly because of mobility, but mostly because of poverty, migrant children are systematically denied their right to equal educational opportunity. This review covers migrant families' immigration and illegal immigration, migration patterns, poor living conditions, impact of migrant workers on the U.S. economy, children as migrant workers, impact…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Child Labor, Economic Impact
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Monkman, Karen; MacGillivray, Laurie; Leyva, Cynthia Hernandez – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
Interviews with an urban Los Angeles first-grade teacher and observations of her class illustrate how social and cultural issues are brought into the classroom, creating an environment in which students learn to "read the world," acquiring social and cultural literacy as well as the more commonly perceived personal literacy. When…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Classroom Environment, Cultural Literacy, Elementary Education
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Friedenberg, Joan E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2002
Suggests abandoning the inequitable practice of requiring language-minority and international students to demonstrate English proficiency before pursuing a U.S. college degree. Proposes a model that incorporates multilingual student recruitment, use of sheltered techniques and supported academic instruction, English for academic purposes (rather…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Needs, English for Academic Purposes, Foreign Students
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Dyc, Gloria – Bilingual Research Journal, 2002
The Navajo Nation wants a 2-year Navajo language requirement for regional colleges. At the same time, literacy in academic English is required for Navajo students wishing to enter the sciences, medicine, and law. The difficulties students face as they make the transition from English to Navajo and from Navajo to English are described. Four…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Bilingualism, Cognitive Style, Cultural Differences
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Minami, Masahiko – Bilingual Research Journal, 2002
This book assembles a wide range of research on children's language development, interprets it with analyses of how bilingualism affects that development, and, above all, breaks the myths surrounding bilingualism and bilingual education. The urgency about introducing language minority children to English immediately in schools, and about…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Book Reviews, Child Development
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Benavides, Alfredo H. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2002
In the United States today, other languages and bilingualism receive no more respect than in 1954 when Mexican American children had to spend years in "pre-primer" classes before entering first grade. The rush to dismantle bilingual education programs has proceeded without any evidence of program failure. Without true equity and respect…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Discrimination, Educational Policy, Elementary Education
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Armendariz, Abe Lujan; Armendariz, Emma J. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2002
In this interview, a female Hispanic principal discusses the challenges, resources, and support involved in implementing a two-way bilingual immersion model in a Hispanic community in Albuquerque (New Mexico). Program success resulted primarily from supportive parents, faculty, and superintendent and the principal's leadership style, which is…
Descriptors: Bilingual Schools, Elementary Education, Family Involvement, Interviews
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Waldschmidt, Eileen Dugan – Bilingual Research Journal, 2002
A critical ethnography of three Mexican American bilingual interns examines the barriers that minority individuals face in gaining licensure to teach. These include a salary reduction, a stressful workload, teacher exams, inability to use their bilingual education skills, and mentors with no experience in bilingual education or at the interns'…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Bilingual Teacher Aides, Bilingual Teachers, Criticism
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Carreira, Marie – Bilingual Research Journal, 2000
Derisive attitudes towards Spanish in the United States threaten its survival. Four issues vital to the preservation of Spanish in the United States are examined: the arbitrary nature of linguistic prejudice, the linguistic validity of all dialects, the overwhelming linguistic overlap between nonstandard and standard dialects of Spanish, and the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Hispanic Americans, Language Attitudes, Language Maintenance
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Rolstad, Kellie – Bilingual Research Journal, 2000
Reviews an anthology that provides undergraduate and graduate students with theoretical and practical discussion on various ideological convictions in the fields of multiculturalism and bilingual education. Discusses theoretical conflicts and ideologies affecting the field of multiculturalism, and the more immediate effects of politics on teaching…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Book Reviews, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education
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Valenzuela, Angela – Bilingual Research Journal, 2000
Reviews a book that analyzes the 1970s political takeover of the Crystal City (Texas) school board, city council, and county offices by radical Chicano activists; district-wide establishment of maintenance bilingual education; internal and community divisions that followed; and eventual abandonment of the innovative programs. Points out the links…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Book Reviews, Community Action, Culturally Relevant Education
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Moses, Michele S. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2000
Criticisms against bilingual education policy are myopic and focus on nostalgic notions of Americanization and assimilation. Bilingual education supports heritage-language students' cultural identities and expands their contexts of choice, thus developing their self-determination and preparing them to participate in democracy. Federal policies…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, English (Second Language)
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