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King, Kendall A.; Bigelow, Martha; Hirsi, Abdiasis – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
This article examines everyday classroom peer interaction among emergent multilingual high school students who are new to the United States, new to school, new to English, and new to alphabetic print literacy. Data were collected through observation and video recording within a daily 90-minute, English language and literacy block class over the…
Descriptors: High School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kibler, Amanda – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
Reflecting on contributions to this special issue along with my own research, I suggest ways in which sociocultural understandings of peer interactions in multilingual contexts are and should be evolving to encompass the increasingly complex settings that research has come to document. I argue that in order to realize the potential of research in…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Multilingualism, Learning Activities, Sociocultural Patterns
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Martin-Beltrán, Melinda; Daniel, Shannon; Peercy, Megan; Silverman, Rebecca – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
This article analyzes how emergent bilinguals discursively support one another during literacy activities in a cross-aged peer-tutoring program in their elementary school. Drawing from Vygotskian sociocultural theory, we frame peer supports as developing a zone of relevance that fosters and sustains peer engagement in literacy discussions.…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Peer Teaching, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Martínez, Ramón Antonio; Durán, Leah; Hikida, Michiko – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
This article explores the interactional co-construction of identities among two first-grade students learning Spanish as a third language in a Spanish-English dual language classroom. Drawing on ethnographic and interactional data, the article focuses on a single interaction between these two "Spanish learners" and two of their…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Elementary School Students, Ethnography, Spanish
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Ballinger, Susan – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
Previous studies have shown that immersion students tend to speak the majority language during peer interactions, regardless of the language of instruction or their dominant language. Researchers have argued that the societal status of the majority language presents an obstacle to providing equitable support for both languages of instruction. To…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Language Usage, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Schwartz, Adam; Terry, Helen – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
In response to calls to increase Spanish language learners' awareness of the relationship among power, language, and status in their communities and inspired by participatory research techniques, this article reports on the implementation of a photo-diary project with heritage and L2 learners in a basic-level Spanish language course. Students took…
Descriptors: Spanish, Native Language Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Reflection
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Pray, Lisa C.; Daniel, Shannon M.; Pacheco, Mark B. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
As elementary teachers in U.S. public schools strive to adapt their instruction to support growing numbers of students learning English as an additional language, they must also navigate institutional constraints and affordances beyond their classroom-level interactions. Even as teachers plan and implement instruction within their own classrooms,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Multilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Stewart, Mary Amanda – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
Research acknowledges the value of youths reading books that represent their lives and cultures, yet there is a growing need to better understand how youths of understudied groups respond to multicultural stories. This single-case study of a multilingual refugee adolescent from Burma (Myanmar) investigates how she draws from her lived experiences…
Descriptors: Books, Adolescents, Refugees, Reader Response
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Martínez-Álvarez, Patricia – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2017
This study explores the impact of hybrid instructional spaces on the purposeful and expansive use of translanguaging practices. Utilizing technology, the study explores the role of multimodality in bilinguals' language multiplicity and dynamism. The research addresses: (a) how do emergent bilinguals in dual language programs deploy their full…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Bilingual Students, Code Switching (Language), Bilingualism
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Kim, Grace MyHyun – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
This article presents the language practices of global youth who populate an online discussion forum devoted to Korea-produced dramas. Qualitative data included the writing, visual images, and interactions created within the forum. Findings revealed youth from geographically disparate places using new media affordances to engage with a minority…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Self Concept, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Martin, Adrian D.; Strom, Kathryn J. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
Despite current demographic imperatives, little is known about how teachers understand, construct, and enact their professional identities in relation to teaching English learners (ELs). This article, an empirical review of the literature on teacher identity and ELs, examines how teacher identity has been investigated among educators working in…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Professional Identity, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Lindholm-Leary, Kathryn – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
Considerable research documents students' outcomes in dual language (DL) programs, but there is little examination of students' perceptions of bilingualism and its impact on students' cognitive functioning and social relationships, especially with comparative studies across different target languages and student backgrounds. This study, which…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Positive Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Native Speakers
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de Jong, Ester J. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
The potential of TWI to close the achievement gap for English language learners and to provide both native English speakers and native partner-language speakers with access to a high-quality education with positive academic, language, and sociocultural outcomes is clear. In this article, I argue that the realization of this potential for TWI…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Gilmetdinova, Alsu; Burdick, Jake – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
This article presents a vision for fostering multilingualism in schools that extends the notion of translanguaging to include the realm of multilingual curriculum theorizing. We locate our analysis at the intersection of multicultural education, multilingual education, and curriculum studies in order to conceptualize language, culture, and…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Curriculum Development
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de Oliveira, Luciana C. – International Multilingual Research Journal, 2016
The number of English language learners (ELLs) in the United States has increased dramatically. Given this increase it is vital for teacher education programs at the pre-service level and professional learning programs at eh in-service level to address the needs of ELLs. This article presents a teacher preparation model--"a language-based…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Mainstreaming
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