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Quiñones, Sandra; FitzGerald, Anne Marie – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This single-case study examines leadership practices at an English language-of-instruction community school with over 70% Latino student population. We collected multiple data sources over a twelve-month period and used an asset-grounded theoretical framework to inform our data analysis and interpretation. Our findings describe how parents took on…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Children, Language of Instruction, Hispanic American Students
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Morita-Mullaney, Trish – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
In this collective case study, the preparation of Indiana's emergent bilingual district-level leaders demonstrates how they implement, negotiate, and lead language programs for their students. Most studies on leadership of emergent bilinguals focus on the building principal and not on this distinct district-level role. This district leadership…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Districts, Instructional Leadership, Specialists
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Román, Diego; Pastor, Alberto; Basaraba, Deni – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study examined the presence of internal linguistic discrimination--i.e., the negative reaction of Spanish speakers towards the varieties of Spanish spoken by heritage speakers--among bilingual teachers in a school district in Texas. To this end, we conducted a study that analyzed the responses of 84 bilingual teachers to audio utterances…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Spanish Speaking, Spanish, Language Variation
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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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Fránquiz, María E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), signed in 1965, was a pivotal civil rights law to address the dream of equitable education for all children on the mainland and in U.S. territories. The ESEA was followed by the Bilingual Education Act (BEA), signed by President Johnson in 1968. The BEA specifically addressed the necessities of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, Educational Legislation, Second Language Learning
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Sánchez, María Teresa; García, Ofelia; Solorza, Cristian – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
This article addresses language allocation policies in what is increasingly called "Dual Language Education" (DLE) in the U.S., offering a challenge to the strict language separation policies in those programs and a proposal for flexibility that transforms them into "Dual Language Bilingual Education" (DLBE). The article offers…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Bilingualism, Social Justice, Bilingual Education
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Bale, Jeff – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
This article addresses language rights as a legitimate political tool for language policy scholarship and activism. The article begins by engaging several critiques of language rights. It analyzes Ruiz's language-as-right orientation to language policy, and then reviews recent scholarship challenging language rights from poststructural and…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Native Language, Language Attitudes, Politics
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Gates, Zaynab; Román, Diego X.; del Rosal, Karla – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
Utilizing Ruiz's (1984, 1995) language orientation and language policy work, this ethnographic study compared two intercultural bilingual education (IBE) schools located in two Wichí-Weenhayek communities on both sides of the Argentinean-Bolivian border. We examined Wichí-Weenhayek and non-Indigenous teachers' profiles, teacher-student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Educational Policy, Language Planning
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Aguirre-Munoz, Zenaida; Park, Jae-Eun; Amabisca, Anastasia; Boscardin, Christy Kim – Bilingual Research Journal, 2008
Although explicit grammar instruction has been a source of considerable debate in second-language teaching, increasingly educational linguists assert instruction in academic language is critical, given the current assessment reform in K-12 contexts. Of particular concern is that contemporary English-Language-Learner (ELL) instruction focuses on…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Elementary Secondary Education, Grammar, Educational Change
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Flores, Belinda Bustos; Smith, Howard L. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2008
The K-12 population has increased dramatically over the past 20 years with regard to cultural and linguistic diversity, thereby creating a critical need to prepare teachers for this diversity. This study conducted an analysis of teacher characteristics vis-a-vis their attitudinal beliefs about language-minority students. Using multivariate…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Teacher Characteristics, Elementary Secondary Education, Bilingualism
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Lee, Jin Sook; Oxelson, Eva – Bilingual Research Journal, 2006
This paper examines teachers' attitudes towards their students' heritage language maintenance and their engagement in classroom practices that may or may not affirm the value of maintaining and developing heritage languages among students. Through surveys and interviews with K-12 teachers in California public schools, the data show that the…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Minority Groups, Heritage Education, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ovando, Carlos J. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
Various interpretations of the historical forces affecting U.S. language policy and attitudes toward bilingual education are examined. Changing political, social, and economic forces, rather than any consistent ideology, have shaped the nation's responses to language diversity. U.S. language ideology has shifted with changing historical events,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational History, Educational Policy
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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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Roache, Monica; Shore, Jane; Gouleta, Eirini; Butkevich, Ester de Obaldia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
Survey of 125 educational professionals working with culturally and linguistically diverse and exceptional (CLDE) students in the Washington D.C. area found that most had the training and skills to work with CLDE students. However, respondents did not know the roles, responsibilities, and practices of other professionals working with CLDE students…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
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Robledo Montecel, Maria; Cortez, Josie Danini – Bilingual Research Journal, 2002
A study examined 10 exemplary bilingual educational programs to identify characteristics that contributed to the high academic performance of their students. Twenty-five indicators of success were identified in the areas of school leadership, support, and instructional practices. All 10 programs were committed to maintaining students' primary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education Programs, Demonstration Programs, Educational Practices
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