Current Research in Bilingual education

On literature and the secret art of (im)possible worlds: Teaching literature through language
Maria-del-Carmen Yanez-Prieto, 2008
An increasing amount of Applied Linguistics research calls for the integration of language and literature in foreign language education in reaction to the typical separation of these two discipline...
Preservation strategies of the Garifuna language in the context of global economy in the village of Corozal in Honduras
Santiago Jaime Ruiz Alvarez, 2008
One of the major challenges of this century is the accelerated phenomenon of disappearance of indigenous and less spoken languages on the world. Many scholars have suggested that if the current tre...
An exploration of communication conventions used by non-native learners in asynchronous online courses
Jennifer Ann Linder VanBerschot, 2008
A rising number of students with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds are enrolling in online courses in the United States, thus impelling an emergent need to study how language and culture ...
Salmon cycles: Influences of a science field study immersion experience with Native American young women
Phyllis Campbell Ault, 2008
Native Americans, and particularly Native women, are not proportionally represented in higher education, or in science, mathematics, technology, and engineering fields. This study examined an out-o...
A third-grade bilingual classroom in an urban elementary school
Rosamaria Leon, 2008
The purpose of this case study was to identify those factors that affected the linguistic progress of English language learner students in a transitional bilingual program over a four-year period o...
Language and cognitive characteristics of Spanish-speaking bilingual word callers (poor comprehenders)
Kelly Jean Rosston, 2008
Reading is critically important for success. Despite its importance, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in the year 2005, only 7% of English Language Learners (ELL)...
Firing the canon: Identity negotiation among Chinese American youth through the mediation of multicultural literature
Susan Gold, 2008
This study documents and analyzes 1.5 and second-generation Chinese American young adolescents' explorations of their cultural, ethnic, national, and racial identity. In addition, it investigates t...
Developing ethnic identity through Chicano/Latino studies: A case study of high school students in Central Valley, California
Sophia Santana Ramirez, 2008
The current system of educational inequality leaves Chicanos miseducated about their ancestry, history, culture, and contributions to society. This miseducation devalues their sense of ethnic pride...
African heritage in Cuban literature for children and young adults: A participatory study with Nersys Felipe and Teresa Cardenas
Dulce Maria Perez Castillo, 2008
The study explores the voices and reflections of two female Cuban authors who represent two different generations--those who came of age at the beginning of the Cuban revolution and those who are s...
The study of relationships between perceptions of English communicative proficiency of international students and college satisfaction
Anongnad Naumnoi, 2008
This study examines whether international students' communicative English proficiency affected satisfaction with quality of instruction, academic advising, services, and campus climate at Indiana S...
Teaching white South African literature in high school: The legacy of apartheid in the 21st century
Anastasia Batzer, 2008
Studies based on the concept of cultural differences make the assumption that students coming from culturally diverse backgrounds will achieve academic excellence if classroom instruction is conduc...
Evaluating differences in English learning placement among Black bilingual students and other ethnic groups
Jr. David Mapp, 2008
Black immigrants to the United States deal with prejudice against them as both newcomers with a different culture and language, and as Blacks in a historically segregated society, which puts emphas...
Ethiopian instructors experience with accomodating EFL students' learning styles at Bahir Dar University
Emily Joy Boersma, 2008
Scope and Method of Study.; There is a trend sweeping across Ethiopia to move the method of instruction away from the traditional lecture method, which has been employed for the last half a centu...
The reflexivity of pain and privilege: An autoethnography of (Mestizo) identity and other Mestizo voices
Ellis Hurd, 2008
Approximately 20 million Latinos living in the United States identify as Mestizos. A Mestizo is a person of mixed heritage. Almost half of these Mestizos racially or culturally identify as White, w...
Educational philosophies and teaching styles of Oklahoma elementary public school teachers of English language learners
Ayesha Fritz, 2008
The increased educational responsibility placed on the public schools caused by the changing linguistic makeup of our nation requires that administrators rethink and restructure professional develo...
Language socialization in ESL writing classes: A systematic functional analysis
Andrea Stiefvater, 2008
Research on English as a Second Language (ESL) writing classes tends to be narrowly focused. In particular, studies tend to present a narrow view of student learning by focusing on formal, rather t...
Mapping labeling acts among immigrant youth in an American high school
Tseh-sien Kelly Vaughn, 2008
This dissertation reports on a group of diverse immigrant youth (mostly, but not exclusively, Chinese and Mexican) that I followed for two years as they went about their daily lives in the English ...
Empowering the invisible child: A Narrative Case Study of the Northwestern Michigan Migrant Program
Jessica S. Torrez, 2008
This Narrative Case Study examines the curriculum of the Northwestern Michigan Migrant Program (NMMP), specifically focusing on the program's guidelines, attitudes, and implications of language ins...
Pre-service science teacher sense of self in developing multicultural practice
Yuki Marie Monteith, 2008
The development of multicultural science teaching practices is becoming more crucial as the student population in public schools becomes more diverse. Multicultural teaching practices are even more...
Immigrant students and the college classroom climate in higher education
Becky Appley Boesch, 2008
In recent years, the immigrant population in the U.S. has increased dramatically. This increase has caused educational institutions to try to understand this population and their needs in order to ...