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Bilingualism for All? Raciolinguistic Perspectives on Dual-Language Education

Sat, April 18, 10:35am to 12:05pm, Virtual Room

Session Type: Symposium


It is common for the proliferation of dual language education programs in recent years to be seen as a natural means of developing more equitable education. Yet, some scholars have pointed to the ways that these programs can perpetuate racial hierarchies. This panel seeks to examine this contradictory role played by dual language education in the US. The first paper analyzes the ableism that shapes the policy context of dual language education. The second and third papers focus on school-level factors that shape the experiences of students and families participating in dual language programs. The final paper focuses on the experiences of teachers working to assess students in a dual language program.

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