Academic Language and Knowledge Acquisition Process of a Young Spanish-Speaking Newcomer

dc.contributor.advisorHuerta, Mary Esther
dc.contributor.authorNeaves, Dianne
dc.contributor.committeeMemberGainer, Jesse S.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMaldonado, Luz A.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-06T20:43:54Z
dc.date.available2017-01-06T20:43:54Z
dc.date.issued2016-12
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the challenges that a young Spanish-speaking, newcomer student from Puerto Rico encountered in her schooling journey during her first year in a school in Central Texas and the instructional approaches that supported her academic success. A qualitative case study approach was used. The themes that emerged from the data analysis included English language proficiency, academic background knowledge, perceptions from home about U.S. schools, teacher ideology, and peers as a support system. The findings of the study bring into focus issues of historical practices of discrimination and exclusion. The results of the study indicated that emergent bilinguals require systematic support in the academic content areas and in the acquisition of English as a second language. The findings also showed that the inclusion of the family in the education process allows students to develop to their full potential.
dc.description.departmentCurriculum and Instruction
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent118 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.identifier.citationNeaves, D. (2016). <i>Academic language and knowledge acquisition process of a young Spanish-speaking newcomer</i> (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10877/6417
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectNewcomer
dc.subjectLatino
dc.subjectEmergent bilingual
dc.subjectELL
dc.subjectSpanish-speaking
dc.subjectPuerto Rico
dc.subjectCase study
dc.subjectEnglish language proficiency
dc.subjectBackground knowledge
dc.subjectTeacher's ideology
dc.subjectPeer tutoring
dc.subjectCritical pedagogy
dc.subject.lcshMulticultural education--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshEducation, Bilingual--United Statesen_US
dc.titleAcademic Language and Knowledge Acquisition Process of a Young Spanish-Speaking Newcomer
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentCurriculum and Instruction
thesis.degree.disciplineElementary Education-Bilingual/Bicultural
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts

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