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Morell, Zoila, Ed. – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2017
In June of 2015, as New York City expanded Universal Pre-K (UPK) to reach nearly all available four-year-olds, the "New York State Association for Bilingual Education" (NYSABE) and the "NYS/NYC Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network" (NYS/NYC RBE-RN) of Fordham University collaborated to hold a Roundtable event bringing…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Bilingual Students, Multilingualism
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Hatheway, Bethany; Shea, Deborah; Winslow, Monica – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2015
This article proposes combining dual language programs with integrated collaborative teaching classrooms since both English language learners and special education students use many of the same teaching strategies and because there is a growing culturally and linguistically diverse population and shortage of bilingual special educators. Literature…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Bilingual Education Programs, English Language Learners, Special Education
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Ijalba, Elizabeth – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2015
In this study the LEARN process-model of cultural competence was applied with three Hispanic immigrant mothers of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Two main arguments were investigated:. (a) The influence of cultural beliefs on mothers' engagement in their children's education at home, and (b) The inclusion of mothers' cultural beliefs…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Hispanic Americans, Parent Attitudes, Disabilities
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Menken, Kate; Solorza, Cristian – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2013
Enrollment in bilingual education has declined significantly in New York City in recent years, in spite of state and city policies that support it. To better understand this alarming trend, we interviewed school leaders, particularly principals, who have dismantled their school's bilingual education programs in recent years. We also interviewed…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Enrollment Trends, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language)
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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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Velasco, Patricia – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2012
Teachers working with emergent bilinguals face difficult dilemmas. Students who do not receive rigorous content instruction fail to acquire academic language. However, if students do not understand the content or cannot participate in content lessons, they cannot be expected to learn the academic information and the language associated with it.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing
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García, Ofelia – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2010
This article traces the ways in which New York City schools have responded to the multilingualism of its children in the last forty years. I review here the past to construct the future--the future of the past. I argue that in the predominantly Puerto Rican community of the 1960s and 1970s a simple approach toward languages and bilingualism in…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Multilingualism, Futures (of Society), Language Minorities