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ERIC Number: EJ1103877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1946-7109
"'Puro' Spelling and Grammar": Conceptualizations of Language and the Marginalization of Emergent Bilinguals
Poza, Luis E.
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v13 n1 p20-41 Spr 2016
Conceptualizations of language and language learning underlie language pedagogies (Valdés, Poza, & Brooks, 2015). The present work relies on ethnographic observation and interviews in a dual immersion (DI) bilingual program, as well as a content analysis of the research foundation of the English Language Development intervention curriculum, to show how prevalent conceptualizations reflect US monolingual ideologies and monoglossic perspectives (García, 2009a). The work further shows how such views marginalize students classified as English Language Learners, referred to here as emergent bilinguals, by excluding them from important content instruction, engaging teaching methods, and primary language instruction, all for the sake of expediting their reclassification as proficient in English.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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