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ERIC Number: EJ1084892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0895-9048
A Tale of Two Visions: Hegemonic Whiteness and Bilingual Education
Flores, Nelson
Educational Policy, v30 n1 p13-38 Jan 2016
In this article, I examine two visions of bilingual education that emerged during the Civil Rights Movement: race radicalism and liberal multiculturalism. I argue that although proponents of both visions believed that bilingual education was necessary for empowering language-minoritized populations, race radicalism conceptualized this empowerment as liberation from hegemonic Whiteness while liberal multiculturalism conceptualized this empowerment as assimilation into hegemonic Whiteness. I then examine the ways that the institutionalization of bilingual education erased race radicalism through reframing the debate around whether these programs should be subtractive or additive. I conclude by arguing that this dominant framing of bilingual education debates continues to reproduce hegemonic Whiteness in ways that marginalize language-minoritized students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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