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Caslon Language Education Index

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mainstream multilingual and bilingual models

maintenance bilingual education

maintenance bilingual program

majority language

  • The language spoken by the majority of people in a described location (school, community, or state), or the official language of the location—even if fewer than half of the people in the area are fluent in that language. Compare to minority language. Young Dual Language Learners by Karen N. Nemeth

maximal bilinguals

meaning-based literacy

meta-analysis

metacognition/metacognitive awareness/understanding

metalanguage

metalinguistic awareness

  • The understanding of how language works and how it changes and adapts in different circumstances. The teaching of metalinguistic awareness means helping students learn to “think about language” and understand the explicit parts of language that together create the language system. In bilingual learners of Spanish and English, it is the understanding of how the two languages are similar and different. Teaching for Biliteracy by Karen Beeman and Cheryl Urow

metanarratives

Meyer v. Nebraska

  • 1954 Supreme Court case involving a parochial school teacher accused of teaching the Bible in German to an elementary-age student. The Court ruled that the state does not have a compelling interest to forbid the teaching of languages other than English in school. Foundations for Multilingualism in Education by Ester de Jong

migrant

  • A student whose parent or guardian is a migratory agricultural worker, including workers in the dairy and fishing industries, and who, in the preceding 36 months, has accompanied a parent or guardian who is engaged in temporary or seasonal employment. Some broaden this definition to include students whose parents must move frequently to find any sort of work to support the family, thus frequently interrupting or stopping their education.Teaching Adolescent English Language Learners by Nancy Cloud, Judah Lakin, Erin Leininger, Laura Maxwell

minimal pairs

minority or dominated languages

model

modeled writing

model performance indicators (MPIs)

monoglossic ideology

monoglossic perspective

monolingual/monocultural bias

moribund languages

morphology

multilingual ecology

multilingualism

multiple measures

multitrait scoring

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