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Jiménez-Castellanos, Oscar; García, Eugene – Review of Research in Education, 2017
This chapter proposes a conceptual framework that merges intersectionality and policy analysis as an analytical tool to understand the nuanced, multilayered, compounded educational inequality encountered specifically by low-income, Latino Spanish-speaking students in Arizona K-12 public schools as a function of intersecting educational policies.…
Descriptors: Social Class, Ethnicity, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis
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Baker, Doris Luft; Basaraba, Deni Lee; Polanco, Paul – Review of Research in Education, 2016
The authors of this chapter review empirical studies that have been conducted in bilingual education to propose a future research agenda that incorporates the most recent evidence on the effectiveness of bilingual programs, advances in neuroscience, and the body of evidence of the benefits of being bilingual and biliterate. They first describe the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, Futures (of Society)
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Sireci, Stephen G.; Faulkner-Bond, Molly – Review of Research in Education, 2015
Across the globe, educational tests are being used at a rapidly increasing rate. More recently, educational tests are being used to inform educational policy and for holding educators accountable for student learning. One reason educational assessments are used for these important purposes is that they are considered to provide reliable and…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Accountability, Educational Testing, Student Evaluation
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Bailey, Alison L.; Carroll, Patricia E. – Review of Research in Education, 2015
The purpose of this chapter is twofold: (1) to provide a detailed review of current language assessment policies and practices with English language learner (ELL) students under the federal requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB; 2001) and relevant research in order to evaluate their technical quality and validity, and (2) to examine…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Course Content, Academic Standards, Educational Policy
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Wiley, Terrence G. – Review of Research in Education, 2014
Each new demographic shift and economic or social change bring seemingly new issues into popular and political focus--questions, debates, and policies about the role of language in education and society and the recent claims that transnational migrations and globalization are resulting in unprecedented forms of ethnolinguisic…
Descriptors: Monolingualism, Language Attitudes, Political Influences, Language Role
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Powers, Jeanne M. – Review of Research in Education, 2014
In this chapter, the author reviews the legal trajectory of language rights in public schooling in the United States and how language has been intertwined with other policy issues in court cases aimed at expanding access and equity for minority students: desegregation and school finance. Most of these cases originated in the Southwestern United…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Access to Education, Equal Education
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Lo Bianco, Joseph – Review of Research in Education, 2014
The content of the present issue of "Review of Research in Education" (RRE) is timely and important, allowing considered, multiperspectival active reflection, what the author calls cerebration, on language diversity as well as a call for concerted action for linking better the findings of research to the imperatives of teaching. In…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Access to Education, Academic Achievement, Equal Education
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Wiley, Terrence G.; Garcia, David R.; Danzig, Arnold B.; Stigler, Monica L. – Review of Research in Education, 2014
"Review of Research in Education: Vol. 38, Language Policy, Politics, and Diversity in Education" explores the role of educational language policies in promoting education as a human right. There are an estimated nearly 7,000 living languages in the world. Yet, despite the extent of language diversity, only a small number of the…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Second Languages, Civil Rights, Educational Policy
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May, Stephen – Review of Research in Education, 2014
The author of this chapter observes that post-9/11 there has been a rapid and significant retrenchment of multiculturalism as public policy, particularly within education. This apparent retrenchment of multiculturalism as public policy has been bolstered by parallel arguments for a more "cosmopolitan" approach to education within an…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Minorities
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Tollefson, James W.; Tsui, Amy B. M. – Review of Research in Education, 2014
This article examines the role of language policies in mediating access and equity in education. By examining a range of research and case studies on language policies, the authors explore how educational language policies serve as a central gatekeeper to education itself, as well as to quality education that may fundamentally depend on language…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Equal Education, Access to Education, Educational Policy
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Bale, Jeff – Review of Research in Education, 2014
In this article, Jeff Bale reviews empirical research, policy analysis, and other forms of scholarly commentary on the long-standing rationale of framing language education in service of U.S. geopolitical and economic security. This synthesis directly calls into question the commonsense view that national security and economic competitiveness are…
Descriptors: Policy Analysis, Educational Policy, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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García, Ofelia – Review of Research in Education, 2014
The author of this chapter argues that the failure of Spanish language education policies in the United States to educate both Latinos and non-Latinos has to do with the clash between three positions--(a) the English language, characterized by U.S. educational authorities as the unique and powerful lingua franca; (b) the Spanish language, as…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Educational Policy, Hispanic American Students
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Shohamy, Elana – Review of Research in Education, 2014
The aim of this chapter is to point to the complexities of the English language in Israel from a critical perspective, its global language status, and the manners in which it affects and interacts with a variety of local issues. The main focus is on how the presence of a global language, like English, affects a given sociolinguistic reality,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Role
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Ramanathan, Vaidehi – Review of Research in Education, 2014
This chapter offers a situated account of English and vernacular literacy practices from a postcolonial perspective. Situated in ongoing endeavors in a variety of local contexts in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, where the author was raised and schooled, this chapter calls attention to some key educational sites through which these policy-related…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Variation, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Jin Sook; Wright, Wayne E. – Review of Research in Education, 2014
Language and cultural preservation efforts among different communities of language speakers in the United States have received increasing attention as interest in linguistic rights and globalization continues to deepen. In addition to mounting evidence of the cognitive, psychological, and academic benefits of heritage language/community language…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Language Maintenance, Cultural Maintenance, Civil Rights
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