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ERIC Number: EJ1018791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun-17
Pages: 37
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1068-2341
Linguicism and Racism in Massachusetts Education Policy
Viesca, Kara Mitchell
Education Policy Analysis Archives, v21 n52 Jun 2013
The paper presents a frame analysis of Massachusetts state policy regarding the education of multilingual learners and their teachers through the lens of critical race theory (CRT). My analysis suggests that even though current policy in Massachusetts is framed in terms of the overarching goals of educational quality and equality, in reality it substantively sanctions inequitable practices. This paper demonstrates that racism and linguicism towards multilingual learners are legally sanctioned in Massachusetts public schools as a consequence of state policy, thus contributing to educational disparities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education
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