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Garrity, Sarah M.; Aquino-Sterling, Cristian R.; Salcedo-Potter, Nina – Bilingual Research Journal, 2019
This study employed survey methodology to examine the beliefs of Head Start educators about bilingualism, dual language development, and bilingual education and explored relationships between demographic variables and beliefs. Participants came from two large cities in California, a state that until very recently had a restrictive language policy…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Preschool Teachers, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education
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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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Escamilla, Kathy – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
The Bilingual Education Act (BEA) was a signature piece of legislation and was especially significant as a legislative accomplishment for Latinos and Native Americans as part of the Great Society programs and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. While Senator Ralph Yarborough of Texas and President Lyndon Johnson have historically been credited…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Teacher Attitudes
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Eisenstein Ebsworth, Miriam; Ebsworth, Timothy John; Cai, Chencen – Bilingual Research Journal, 2018
Acquiring English in Puerto Rico involves the perceived advantages of bilingualism in contact with socio-political and economic forces that encourage and constrain the development of a population that is bilingual and biliterate in Spanish and English. Using a mixed design we report the perspectives of 86 experienced English teachers on the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Spanish, English (Second Language), Language of Instruction
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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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Tandon, Madhavi; Viesca, Kara Mitchell; Hueston, Colin; Milbourn, Tamara – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
This qualitative study examined data from 36 teacher candidates and novice teachers to explore their perceptions and understandings of linguistic responsiveness. The findings illustrate the challenge of demonstrating linguistically responsive teaching practices in the early and initial stages of entering the teaching profession, and more research…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Methods, Beginning Teachers
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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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Babino, Alexandra – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
Using a mixed methods comparative case study, the researcher explored the dual language contexts at each school before examining the second- through fifth-grade Spanish and English reading biliteracy trajectories. While both campuses' students experienced positive trajectories toward biliteracy by the end of fifth grade, each campus was…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Mixed Methods Research
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Baker, Doris Luft; Basaraba, Deni Lee; Smolkowski, Keith; Conry, Jillian; Hautala, Jarkko; Richardson, Ulla; English, Sherril; Cole, Ron – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
We explore the potential of a computer-adaptive decoding game in Spanish to increase the decoding skills and oral reading fluency in Spanish and English of bilingual students. Participants were 78 first-grade Spanish-speaking students attending bilingual programs in five classrooms in Texas. Classrooms were randomly assigned to the treatment…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Pretests Posttests, Spanish, Oral Reading
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Freire, Juan A.; Valdez, Verónica E. – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
Culturally relevant pedagogy receives limited attention in many U.S. dual language classrooms. This article focuses on understanding the barriers eight elementary Spanish-English dual language teachers saw as preventing the implementation of culturally relevant pedagogy in their urban classrooms. Employing critical sociocultural theory and drawing…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Barriers, Teacher Educators, Social Justice
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Riley, Jacqueline; Muñoz, Ava; Green, Laura Chris; Kim, JoHyun – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
The researchers explored the benefits, challenges and preferred methods of communication of those who took part in the "¡Guiamos!" online and face-to-face mentoring program. Participants included 21 novice pre-service teachers who served as mentees and 32 experienced educators of English language learners who served as mentors. To…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Bilingual Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Bonilla, Chris Milk – Bilingual Research Journal, 2017
Relational professionalism in education is a way of regarding teaching as a profession which privileges relationality, or engaged and connected relationships with the self, with others and one's teaching practice. In this article, I examine a bilingual teacher association who use their annual conference as a vehicle to support and strengthen their…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Professional Associations, Conferences (Gatherings), Interviews
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DeNicolo, Christina Passos – Bilingual Research Journal, 2016
This article explores the ways that general education and bilingual teachers make sense of a Spanish/English transitional bilingual program housed at one elementary school in a Midwestern school district. An in-depth examination of perceptions and attitudes unmasks key factors regarding the implementation and interpretation of bilingual programs…
Descriptors: Barriers, Bilingual Education Programs, Transitional Programs, Program Implementation
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