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Sanders-Smith, Stephanie C.; Dávila, Liv T. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
As an officially trilingual special administrative region of China and an economic powerhouse in Asia, Hong Kong has invested heavily in dual language schools that emphasize learning English alongside of Cantonese or Mandarin at all levels of education. Little research has explored how learning and language use takes shape within these schools,…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingual Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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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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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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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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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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Deroo, Matthew R.; Ponzio, Christina – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study considers the potential for translanguaging to disrupt monolingual ideologies through development of in-service teachers' (ISTs) translanguaging stance. Using discourse analysis, we examined learning outcomes among five ISTs to consider what ideological constraints limited their adoption of a translanguaging stance and how, if at all,…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Discourse Analysis, Language Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Szwed, Amanda; González-Carriedo, Ricardo – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This article examines the language ideologies associated with the sense of self-efficacy of bilingual preservice teachers about their Spanish-language skills. Current teacher shortages in the field of bilingual education and increased professional demands placed over pre- and in-service bilingual teachers compel teacher education programs to adapt…
Descriptors: Ideology, Self Efficacy, Bilingualism, Preservice Teachers
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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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Gándara, Patricia – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Given that bilingual education has been under assault for most of its modern existence in the United States, many bilingual educators have acquiesced to transitional bilingual education: the use of the primary language only until English is firmly established. While this placated some critics, the research now demonstrates that this is not in the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Méndez, Lucía I.; Perry, Jamie; Holt, Yolanda; Bian, Hui; Fafulas, Stephen – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
The present study examines the association of micro- and macrostructural components in narrative retells within and across languages in Spanish-English bilingual Latino kindergarten children. Using a within-subject research design, fourteen Spanish-English speaking Latino kindergarten children were individually read a scripted picture book, after…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Connected Discourse, Bilingual Students, Hispanic American Students
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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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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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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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