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Pratt, Kristen L.; Ernst-Slavit, Gisela – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
Amidst the current climate surrounding bilingual education in the U.S., this study looked critically at the ways language education policies informed bilingual education as language was constructed and performed in a dual language bilingual, Spanish-English, third-grade classroom. This four-year ethnographic study explored the hegemonic realities…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Educational Policy
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Rowe, Lindsey W. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
As culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms become increasingly common, research looking at ways teachers can support language and literacy practices of all students in these spaces is needed. Using qualitative methods, this project examined second-grade, multilingual students' practices during a Writing Workshop activity that invited them…
Descriptors: Translation, Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Cultural Differences
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Hopewell, Susan; Abril-Gonzalez, Patricia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
In this qualitative linguistic ethnography, we combine a multilingual perspective on translanguaging with humanizing pedagogies to examine how and for what purposes a second-grade teacher and her students used Spanish and English in support of language development during a literacy-based English Language Development block within a paired literacy…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Usage, Grade 2, Elementary School Students
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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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Pacheco, Mark B.; Kang, Hyun-Sook; Hurd, Ellis – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study examines preservice teachers' (PSTs) experiences with language ideologies in clinical placements across an academic year. Using methods derived from phenomenology, it explores how PSTs constructed and contested language ideologies about translanguaging in dual-language and transitional bilingual education elementary classrooms. Findings…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Ideology, Bilingual Education, Elementary Education
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Lynch, Anissa Wicktor – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
This case study focused on transitional bilingual class and explored connections between the literacy practices co-constructed in this figured world and one student's developing identity. Yanet, a newcomer student from Cuba, was encouraged to draw on community cultural wealth to support her own and her classmates' language, literacy and identity…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Garza, Esther; Arreguín-Anderson, María Guadalupe – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
As teachers and students access their linguistic and cultural repertoire to teach and learn, comprehensible input may be possible as the result of teachers' systematic efforts to connect with their students. Some evidence of this purposeful connection has been found in studies that have explored teachers' efforts to prioritize meaning making over…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Achievement, Scientific Literacy, Science Instruction
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Collett, Jennifer – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Emergent bilinguals' engagement and participation with learning is closely connected to the identities they are able to construct in this learning. In this paper, I present a model for understanding how young emergent bilinguals begin to construct identities with language and learning across school-based activities. Drawing upon Holland,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Bilingualism, Language Usage, Models
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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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Leung, Genevieve; Uchikoshi, Yuuko; Tong, Rosina – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Though Cantonese has been spoken in the United States since the 1880s, very little is known about the attitudes of younger Cantonese speakers and learners and their ideas about their bi/multilingual identities. We fill this gap by reporting findings from focus group interviews with 14 fourth and fifth graders attending a Cantonese-English DLI…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Bilingual Education, Grade 4
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Babino, Alexandra; Stewart, Mary Amanda – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Dual language (DL) programs experience many tensions stemming from English hegemony in its curriculum, instruction, and assessment. These tensions often work in concert to usurp the three goals of DL programs to develop bilingualism, biliteracy, and bicultural competence while achieving grade level standards for its students. Subsequently, there…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Bilingualism
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Ramirez, Andrés; Sembiante, Sabrina F.; de Oliveira, Luciana C. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
A comparative lexicogrammatical and logicosemantic systemic functional analysis of two third-grade science curricular units on the topic of "matter" written in Spanish is presented. One of these curricular units, translated from an English textbook, or "mirror text," is used in dual language programs (Spanish-English) in the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Translation, Textbooks, English (Second Language)
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Henderson, Kathryn I.; Ingram, Mitch – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
We examine how a third-grade bilingual teacher engaged in "translanguaging shifts"--the moment-to-moment changes in language practices--during instruction in response to students' language performances. We demonstrate how a teacher's high level of multilingual awareness connected to fostering classroom spaces with linguistic flexibility…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Elementary School Students, Bilingual Teachers, Code Switching (Language)
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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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Stolte, Laurel – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
This comparative case study (based on observational, interview, and picture-sort data) examines how teachers and students talk about cultural, linguistic, racial, and socioeconomic difference in two elementary Spanish-English two-way immersion programs. In addition, I analyze how those discourses are associated with both contextual conditions and…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education Programs, Case Studies
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