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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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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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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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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
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Wagner, Manuela; Osborn, Terry A. – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2010
This article focuses on how attitudes toward HLLs [heritage language learners] have changed, both with regard to program development and in learning and teaching. First, the ambiguity towards heritage language preservation is illustrated by examining historical aspects of heritage languages in the United States. Secondly, a closer look at two…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Heritage Education, Native Language Instruction