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Bracco, Carola Otero; Eisenberg, Judie – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2017
The authors of this article describe Neighbors Link, a multi-service community and worker center in suburban Westchester County, NY. This organization created "Parent-Child Together" in the belief that supporting immigrant parents' integration and social inclusion, in activities that also engage long-term community residents, would…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parent Child Relationship, Bilingualism, Community Centers
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Harkins, Bradford; Fletcher, Todd – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2015
Inclusive Education for students with special educational needs is a global phenomenon, a major event of momentous proportions affecting directly and indirectly a significant percentage of the world's population. In response to international and national mandates requiring its implementation, educators everywhere are engaged in the daily task of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Attitude Measures, Teacher Attitudes, Attitudes toward Disabilities
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Parra, Elena B.; Evans, Carol A.; Fletcher, Todd; Combs, Mary C. – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2014
To date, most studies about English language learners (ELLs) in Structured English Immersion (SEI) classrooms in the state of Arizona have focused on ELLs' lack of English acquisition in one year, a time frame expected by Arizona policymakers, as well as their lagging academic progress. While these studies almost uniformly have surfaced…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Outcomes of Education, Immersion Programs, Elementary School Students
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Schwarzer, David; Acosta, Christian – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2014
The purpose of this article is to re-conceptualize the role of the monolingual teacher in mainstream K-12 classrooms in the United States who work with students who are mostly multilingual and transnational. The proposed role for monolingual teachers is to incorporate at least some of the resources available in students' native languages, even if…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Multilingualism, Monolingualism, Second Language Learning
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Cregan, Áine – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2012
The importance of oral language development among elementary school students is widely acknowledged, both in the research and in policy documents worldwide. Facility with one particular style of language, decontextualized language, is critical for success in the school context. This style of language is not readily accessible to all students. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Language Usage, Elementary School Students
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Maysonet, Dianne – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2010
This narrative describes my learning process in becoming a teacher-researcher as I worked with an ELL, Jayla, who experienced a transient lifestyle. As a member of a teacher-inquiry group, the Bilingual Teacher-Research Forum I collaborated with other bilingual and ESL teachers from schools in a large city in the northeastern part of the United…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language)