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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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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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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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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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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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Mercuri, Sandra; Ebe, Ann E. – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2011
There is growing evidence that schools are not meeting the needs of emergent bilinguals who are falling behind in both academic language development and content knowledge learning. In response to this concern, this article proposes five research-based guidelines for promoting effective instruction for emergent bilinguals. In order to connect…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Inquiry
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Mykysey, Nadia – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2011
While participating in the Bilingual Teacher Research Forum (a teacher inquiry group), I decided to do research in my classroom to investigate the ways in which emergent bilinguals (EBs) expanded their appreciation and understanding of writing in English as a second language. The purpose of this study was to examine and describe first-grade EBs'…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lemberger, Nancy; Reyes-Carrasquillo, Angela – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2011
This descriptive exploratory study looked at the certification process, test-taking experiences, and instructional practices of a group of graduate bilingual education (BE) and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers to understand why some had problems passing teacher certification tests after completing their degrees. The study surveyed 63 BE…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Bilingual Education, Language Teachers, Teacher Certification
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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)
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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