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ERIC Number: EJ1090822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1555-4589
Whose Language Is Legit? Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, and Language
Zisselsberger, Margarita; Collins, Kristina
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v19 n1 p51-61 Mar 2016
This case describes St. Lucy School, a K-8 elementary school in a mid-sized urban center. St. Lucy has traditionally served African American students. In the past 10 years, the neighborhood has experienced a significant shift in population, such that many Latino/a families are now entering the school. In response to these changes, the school administration made the decision to transition into a fully bilingual school. As the school has begun to treat the Spanish language as an asset, however, tensions have arisen regarding why African American English (AAE) has not been--nor is currently--treated as an asset as well. In addition, there are tensions around the varieties of Spanish used, revealing different attitudes and beliefs about non-standard varieties of Spanish.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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