Date of Award
Master of Education in Teaching and Learning
Dr. Kim Hardin
Dr. Andrew Huddleston
While participation has been linked to achievement in the classroom, various external factors can change students’ willingness to participate. In this study the researcher sought to discover what participation looks like in regards to one of these factors, language. Additionally the researcher wanted to discover what students and teachers in a bilingual program thought of their own participation in regards to language. Through the use of surveys, interviews, and observations over the course of several weeks, the researcher was able to determine that many factors including student motivation, preferences, resources available, and misunderstanding all contribute to their willingness to participate in a given language.
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Strahan, Bailey, "Barriers to Bilingual: How Students Participate in Spanish and English Classes" (2019). Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning. 26.
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