Bibliography of Two-Way Immersion Research Literature

Section 13: Parent Attitudes and Involvement

Acosta-Hathaway, O. M. (2009). Ethnic minority parent involvement and leadership in successful dual immersion programs. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of La Verne, La Verne, CA.

Aguilar, M. (2000). A case study on language proficiency with Latino students in a dual-language setting. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM.

Anberg-Espinosa, M. (2008). Experiences and perspectives of African American students and their parents in a Two-Way Spanish Immersion program. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of San Francisco.

Armendariz, E. J. G. (2002). A leader's role: The involvement and engagement experiences of families in a two-way bilingual immersion program. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

Boone, S. K. (2008). Successful African American students in two-way immersion programs: Parent and student perceptions. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

Calderón, M., & Minaya-Rowe, L. (2003). Designing and implementing two-way bilingual programs: A step-by-step guide for administrators, teachers, and parents. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Carrigo, D. L. (2000). Just how much English are they using? Teacher and student language distribution patterns, between Spanish and English, in upper-grade, two-way immersion Spanish classes. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Cava, G. F. (1998). Parental Attitudes, Involvement, and Satisfaction with Two-Way Immersion Programs. Unpublished Master's Thesis, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA.

Craig, B. A. (1995). Two-Way Foreign Language Immersion Programs: A handbook for parents and teachers. Arlington, VA. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 384239).

Craig, B. A. (1996). Parental Attitudes Toward Bilingualism in a Local Two-Way Immersion Program. Bilingual Research Journal, 20(3&4), 383-410.

Doherty, V. F. (2009). Voices of the parents: A qualitative study of parental perceptions of a dual language program. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Dorner, L. M. (2010). English and Spanish 'para un futuro' -- or just English? Immigrant family perspectives on two-way immersion. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 13(3), 303-323.

Dorner, L. M. (2011). US immigrants and two-way immersion policies: The mismatch between district designs and family experiences. In D. J. Tedick, D. Christian & T. W. Fortune (Eds.), Immersion education: Practices, policies, possibilities (pp. 231-250). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Gerena, L. (2011). Parental voice and involvement in cultural context: Understanding rationales, values, and motivational constructs in a dual immersion setting. Urban Education, 46(3), 342-370.

Gerena, L. M. M. (2002). Promoting language transformation and policy reform in education through two-way immersion: A conceptual framework. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, The Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University.

Giacchino-Baker, R., & Filler, B. (2006). Parental Motivation, Attitudes, Support, and Commitment in a Southern Californian Two-Way Immersion Program. Journal of Latinos and Education, 5(1), 5-28.

Hausman-Kelly, T. (2001). "You Thought I was a Stranger": Cross-Cultural Integration in a Two-Way Bilingual Classroom. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY.

Howard, E. R., Sugarman, J., & Christian, D. (2003). Trends in Two-Way Immersion Education: A Review of the Research (Report No. 63). Baltimore, MD: Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed At Risk.

Howard, E. R., Sugarman, J., Perdomo, M., & Adger, C. T. (Eds.). (2005). The Two-Way Immersion Toolkit. Providence, RI: The Education Alliance at Brown University.

Jeon, M. (2007). Language ideologies and bilingual education: A Korean-American perspective. Language Awareness, 16(2), 114-130.

Lee, S. (2005). Selective Parent Participation: Structural and Cultural Factors that Influence School Participation among Korean Parents. Equity & Excellence in Education, 38(4), 299-308.

Lewis, L. C. (2000). A Qualitative Study of Implementation Phenomena in an Elementary, Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

López, L. M., & Tápanes, V. (2011). Latino Children Attending a Two-Way Immersion Program in the United States: A Comparative Case Analysis. Bilingual Research Journal, 34(2), 142-160.

Lopez, M. M. (2008). 'Aqui en los estados unidos hablamos ingles....o, y espanol tambien': Students' emerging language ideologies and literacy practices in a dual language primary program. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Texas at San Antonio.

Lopez, M. M. (2010). Language ideologies of mothers and children in a dual language program. National Reading Conference Yearbook, 60, 233-249.

Marquez-Lopez, T. I. (1998). Parental Views on Participation, Dual Language Education, and Bilingualism. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Columbia University Teachers College, New York, NY.

Ochoa, S. H., & Rhodes, R. L. (2005). Assisting parents of bilingual students to achieve equity in public schools. Journal of Educational & Psychological Consultation, 16(1-2), 75-94.

Parchia, C. T. (2000). Preparing for the Future: Experiences and Perceptions of African Americans in Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Programs. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Parkes, J. (2008). Who chooses dual language education for their children and why. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 11(6), 635-660.

Parkes, J., & Ruth, T. (2011). How satisfied are parents of students in dual language education programs?: 'Me parece maravillosa la gran oportunidad que le están dando a estos niños'. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 14(6), 701-718.

Peña, R. A. (1998). A Case Study of Parental Involvement in a Conversion from Transitional to Dual Language Instruction. Bilingual Research Journal, 22(2-4), 237-259.

Pérez, B. (2004). Becoming biliterate: A study of two-way bilingual immersion education. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Ramos, F. (2007). What do parents think of two-way bilingual education? An analysis of responses. Journal of Latinos and Education, 6(2), 139-150.

Ratliff, J. L., & Montague, N. S. (2002). Book Choices for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Parents: Strategies for Sharing Books in Bilingual Homes. Retrieved March 17, 2005, from

Reese, L., Goldenberg, C., & Saunders, W. (2006). Variations in Reading Achievement among Spanish-Speaking Children in Different Language Programs: Explanations and Confounds. Elementary School Journal, 106(4), 363.

Rubio, O. G. (1994). "Una buena educación": A Study of Parental Values, Beliefs, and Aspirations in a Dual-Language School. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Rubio, O. G. (1995). 'Yo Soy Voluntaria': Volunteering in a Dual-Language School. Urban Education, 29(4), 396-409.

Ryan, C. S., Casas, J. F., Kelly-Vance, L., Ryalls, B. O., & Nero, C. (2010). Parent involvement and views of school success: The role of parents' Latino and White American cultural orientations. Psychology in the Schools, 47(4), 391-405.

Saucedo, L. (1997). Parents’ Attitudes Towards Dual-Language Immersion Programs. Illinois. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 405730).

Schauber, H. (1995). The Second Language Components in a Two-Way Bilingual Education Program. Bilingual Research Journal, 19(3-4), 483-495.

Sera, G. L. (2000). The nature and English language consequences of dual immersion schooling. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Shannon, S. M., & Milian, M. (2002). Parents Choose Dual Language Programs in Colorado: A Survey. Bilingual Research Journal, 26(3), 681-696.

Silver, B. L. (2011). Parental motivation for enrolling a child in a two-way immersion language program. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.

Sturke, B. R. (2003). Learning in two languages: Assessing a dual language bilingual kindergarten program. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI.

Whiting, E. F. (2012). Taking a closer look at Latino parents at one Spanish-English two-way immersion charter school. Journal of multilingual and multicultural development, 33(5), 497-510.

Whiting, E. F., & Feinauer, E. (2011). Reasons for enrollment at a Spanish--English two-way immersion charter school among highly motivated parents from a diverse community. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 14(6), 631-651.

Zehrbach, G. (2006). Paradigms of Participation. The ACIE Newsletter, 10(1), 1-2, 15.

Zelazo, J. (1995). Parent Involvement in a Two-Way Bilingual School. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 383219).


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