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Lindholm-Leary, Kathryn; Hernandez, Ana – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2011
This article examines the language proficiency and achievement outcomes of Latino students enrolled in a dual language programme who varied by language proficiency (Native English speakers, Current English Language Learners--ELLs, Fluent English Proficient/Previous ELLs). Most previous research has not disaggregated Latino students, especially…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Second Language Learning
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Tannenbaum, Michal; Abugov, Netta; Ravid, Dorit – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2006
This paper reports on a study conducted with children belonging to a rarely studied minority group, the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Israel, an extremely religious group that endorses patterns of voluntary segregation. The research population also demonstrates linguistic segregation, as they use only Yiddish for daily communication with…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, German, Religious Cultural Groups, Females