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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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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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Carrasquillo, Angela; Rodríguez, Diane; Kaplan, Laura – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2014
This article is a summary of a longer report, completed under the direction of the Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society and the doctoral program in Urban Education at the Graduate Center in the City University of New York (CUNY) with funding provided by the New York State Initiative on Emergent Bilinguals (NYSIEB). It…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Educational Policy, Bilingual Education Programs, Cultural Differences
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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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Field, Rebecca Freeman – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2011
This paper situates the contemporary debate about education and accountability for English language learners/bilingual learners within a sociocultural context and suggests ways that dual language educators and researchers can help move this debate forward. I begin with a brief review of competing discourses about bilingualism and education for…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Bilingual Teachers, Accountability, English Language Learners
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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