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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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Echevarria, Jana; Richards-Tutor, Catherine; Canges, Rebecca; Francis, David – Bilingual Research Journal, 2011
In this article we report findings from research through the Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE), a National Research and Development Center. In our study we examined the efficacy of a model of instruction for English learners, the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP)…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Academic Discourse, Control Groups, Second Language Learning
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Faltis, Christian; Arias, M. Beatriz; Ramirez-Marin, Frank – Bilingual Research Journal, 2010
This study examined the English Learner (EL) teacher knowledge base from three perspectives: (a) competencies the current literature recommends that "all teachers" need know and use for teaching English learners in their content classes, (b) competencies the current literature recommends "secondary teachers" of English learners need to know and…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Second Language Learning, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Limited English Speaking
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Portes, Pedro R.; Salas, Spencer – Bilingual Research Journal, 2010
In this article, we draw from cultural historical theory to examine the assimilationist forces embodied by English as a Second Language (ESOL) identification and programming practices in and outside of Georgia. We argue that the categorization of Spanish-speaking schoolchildren as Limited English Proficient is an extension of historical…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Spanish Speaking, Limited English Speaking, Bilingualism
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Mahon, Elizabeth A. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2006
The purpose of this study was to understand relationships between English proficiency and academic performance for a group of English language learners (ELLs) from 4 elementary schools. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to examine scores from the Language Assessment Scales, the Woodcock-Munoz Language Survey, and the Colorado…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Grade 5, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking
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Abella, Rodolfo; Urrutia, Joanne; Shneyderman, Aleksandr – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
Approximately 1,700 English language learners (ELLs) and former ELL students, in Grades 4 and 10, were tested using both an English-language (Stanford Achievement Test, 9th ed.) and a Spanish-language (Aprenda, 2nd ed.) achievement test. Their performances on the two tests were contrasted. The results showed that ELL students, for the most part,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Scores, Test Validity, Test Results
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Facella, Melissa A.; Rampino, Kristen M.; Shea, Elizabeth K. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2005
This paper provides effective strategies for early childhood teachers to use with children who are English language learners (ELLs). The strategies were compiled from interviews with 20 early childhood educators from two culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Massachusetts. Emphasis was placed on the strategies that the greatest…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness
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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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Huempfner, Lisa – Bilingual Research Journal, 2004
With the advent of George W. Bush's education policy, emphasizing the frequent large-scale assessment of children in American public schools, it has become even more important than ever before to examine the fairness of the testing process and instruments being used to make decisions about children and their schools. When the children being…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Achievement Tests, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking
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Colina, Sonia; Sykes, Julie – Bilingual Research Journal, 2004
Federal legislation (White House Executive Order 13166, 2000) mandates that language services be provided to limited English proficient populations by health care providers receiving federal funding. In order to do this, some basic resources have been developed to administer medical services. Nevertheless, the translation aspects of these…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Outcomes of Education, Medical Services, Guidelines
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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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Avalos, Mary A. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
Analysis of reading comprehension errors made by 22 Spanish-speaking fourth-graders in decoding English text found that comprehension "errors" began at the word level and advanced to larger misinterpretations at the sentence level. The cognitive processes of English language learners when comprehending English texts showed individual differences,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Background, Elementary Education, English (Second Language)
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Butler, Yuko Goto; Gutierrez, Michele Bousquet – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
Interviews with 61 fourth-grade English language learners (ELLs) and native English speakers in an English-only California school district found that compared with weaker ELL readers, ELLs who read English well expressed more confidence about their own primary-language abilities and about others' perceptions of their primary language and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Code Switching (Language), Educational Environment
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Twyman, Todd; Ketterlin-Geller, Leanne R.; McCoy, Jan D.; Tindal, Gerald – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
A case study of an English language learner in a rural Oregon middle school found that his performance in social studies dramatically improved under concept-based instruction. Methods such as concept-based instruction, which align curriculum and instruction with assessment, may offer solutions for schools serving culturally and linguistically…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disadvantaged Youth, High Risk Students, Limited English Speaking
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Castro, Mario – Bilingual Research Journal, 2003
This book chronicles how a group of migrant workers in Cobden, Illinois, developed their own hybrid writing system that used the Spanish alphabet to capture English speech sounds. The event illustrates Freirean ideas about literacy and power and offers lessons for improving English instruction. (TD)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Book Reviews, Empowerment, English (Second Language)
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