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Brown, Julie Esparza; Ault, Phyllis Campbell – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2015
Identifying which K-12 English Learners (ELs) should receive special education services has historically been challenging and fraught with error. Educators are commonly puzzled as to whether an EL student's academic difficulties are the result of insufficient academic English language, inappropriate instruction, or an intrinsic learning…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Districts, English Language Learners, Learning Disabilities
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Ebsworth, Miriam Eisenstein; McDonell, Tommy – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2013
Our study contributes to our understanding of Internet reading by Emergent Bilinguals (EB) and Native English speakers (NS) by investigating their recall of two Internet reading passages containing additional information available through either hypertext links or footnotes. Participants included 25 EB and 25 NS college students. Answers to cued…
Descriptors: College Students, Native Speakers, Bilingual Students, Internet
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Dubetz, Nancy – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2012
The theories of practice of four novice bilingual teachers regarding their language choices during sheltered English instruction are presented. The investigation followed participants through their preservice program in an urban public university and their first year of teaching in bilingual classrooms. Findings from this study illustrate how…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Bilingual Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Spanish
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Yeh, Yi-Fang – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2012
In this article, the author explores the idea that reading proficiency in a second language involves comprehending the second culture and using it to interpret the world view of the second language. Using cognitive theory, the author examined the relevance of prior knowledge of Chinese language and idioms to understanding text written in Chinese.…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lemberger, Nancy; Reyes-Carrasquillo, Angela – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2011
This descriptive exploratory study looked at the certification process, test-taking experiences, and instructional practices of a group of graduate bilingual education (BE) and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers to understand why some had problems passing teacher certification tests after completing their degrees. The study surveyed 63 BE…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Bilingual Education, Language Teachers, Teacher Certification