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García-Mateus, Suzanne; Palmer, Deborah – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2017
Research suggests that identity matters for school success and that language and identity are powerfully intertwined. A monolingual solitudes understanding of bilingualism undermines children's bilingual identities, yet in most bilingual education classrooms, academic instruction is segregated by language and children are encouraged to engage in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lucero, Audrey – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2015
Within dual language education programs, well-structured peer interactions can facilitate the learning of language and curricular content simultaneously. Research has found that even very young bilingual students can engage in peer linguistic mediation to help less proficient classmates participate in small group work. In this article, I analyze…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Bilingualism, Spanish, Elementary School Students
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Volk, Dinah; Angelova, Maria – Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, 2007
In this article we explore some of the ways that language ideologies--shared beliefs about language forms and practices embedded in social conflicts over power--mediated the language choices of 4 girls in peer activities. These activities took place in the Spanish and English first-grade classrooms of a dual-language program that enrolled children…
Descriptors: Language Dominance, Ethnography, Ideology, Classrooms