Bilingual and Literacy Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

Translanguaging in bilingual teacher preparation: Exploring pre-service bilingual teachers’ academic writing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-16-2017

Abstract

Translanguaging, or the complex, dynamic, and integrated linguistic practices of bilinguals have been recently identified as a pedagogical strategy to facilitate learning in bilingual classrooms. Given its potential implications for teacher preparation, a qualitative case study was conducted at a university on the Texas-Mexico border to explore translanguaging practices of pre-service bilingual teachers in academic writing. Findings showed that Latina pre-service bilingual teachers creatively leveraged their Spanish and English linguistic repertoire to produce meaningful Spanish writing. Moreover, pre-service teachers created translanguaging spaces through writing in multiple ways, showing the potential of translanguaging as a practice in action and a pedagogical tool to defy the monolingual tradition prevailing in bilingual teacher preparation.

Comments

© 2017 the National Association for Bilingual Education

https://www.tandfonline.com/share/KPBIYEIPYYXBFV7PXIVM?target=10.1080/15235882.2016.1276028

Publication Title

Bilingual Research Journal

DOI

10.1080/15235882.2016.1276028

Share

COinS