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ERIC Number: EJ1040877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1033-2170
"Juntos Pero No Revueltos": Microaggressions and Language in the Mathematics Education of Non-Dominant Latinas/os
LópezLeiva, Carlos A.; Khisty, Lena Licón
Mathematics Education Research Journal, v26 n2 p421-438 Jun 2014
In this paper, we discuss the characteristics of microaggressions based on minority language(s) as a form of discriminatory practice against non-dominant students in the mathematics context. Microaggressions are subtle, brief, and commonplace verbal, behavioral, or visual negative slights or insults toward people of color. We extend the concept of microaggression to include discrimination based on a minority language. We draw on our work with Latinas/os in the USA to demonstrate the occurrence of microaggressions in the teaching act. Revealing microaggressions based on language has the potential of creating more equitable learning environments for non-dominant students and can point to possible directions for future research and improvements in the preparation of teachers who serve non-dominant students who speak a language other than the school's official language.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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