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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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Musanti, Sandra I.; Celedón-Pattichis, Sylvia – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2013
In the current U.S. context, it is relevant to disseminate research that portrays in detail how bilingual teachers create challenging and safe mathematics learning environments for emergent bilinguals. It is critical to identify pedagogical approaches that foster emergent bilinguals' participation in mathematics conversations and discourse…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Language Usage
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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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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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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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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)