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Hadi-Tabassum, Samina; Gutiérrez, Idalia – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2017
With the rising numbers of bilingual children, particularly young Latinos, in 2010 Illinois was the first state to pass legislation requiring preschool sites that serve 20 or more emergent bilinguals to offer home language instruction. The purpose of this study was to examine the responses of early childhood directors to the changes required by…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, State Legislation, Early Childhood Education, Online Surveys
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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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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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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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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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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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Ebworth, Miriam Eisenstein; Gottlieb, Jay; Gottlieb, Barbara; Goldstein, Marjorie; Bennett, Justin B. – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2011
In this study, we compared the referrals for special education evaluation of U.S. mainland-born children with those of mostly Latino non-mainland-born children in two school systems in the Northeastern United States. The investigation focused on whether there was a significant difference between referrals for special education from each group,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Referral, Hispanic American Students, Comparative Analysis