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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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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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Rodríguez, Diane; Canter, Lora Lee Smith; Voytecki, Karen; Floyd, Kimberly – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2013
This article seeks to improve transition services for Emergent Bilinguals (EBs) with disabilities in secondary education. The authors provide recommendations to school administrators and educators on how to design a promising "transitional context" within classrooms and schools for EBs with disabilities. This article considers…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Disabilities, Secondary School Students, Transitional Programs
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Ebsworth, Miriam Eisenstein; McDonell, Tommy – Journal of Multilingual Education Research, 2013
Our study contributes to our understanding of Internet reading by Emergent Bilinguals (EB) and Native English speakers (NS) by investigating their recall of two Internet reading passages containing additional information available through either hypertext links or footnotes. Participants included 25 EB and 25 NS college students. Answers to cued…
Descriptors: College Students, Native Speakers, Bilingual Students, Internet
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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