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Morales, P. Zitlali; Rumenapp, Joseph C. – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2017
After first discussing the ideologies (standard and monolingual) implicit in language education in the United States, we argue for a necessary ideological shift in the way multiple languages and other forms of semiotic communication are understood, used, and supported in preschool for emergent bilinguals. We present examples from a preschool study…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Video Technology, Recall (Psychology), English (Second Language)
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Brillante, Pamela; Nemeth, Karen N. – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2017
Challenging behaviors in young children can result from a variety of factors that may interact to make it difficult for teachers to find effective instructional solutions. The authors of this article provide an overview of research that focuses on understanding challenging behavior in young children. It describes a research-based model, the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Students, Disabilities, Behavior Problems
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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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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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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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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