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ERIC Number: EJ1105056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
English Is Not "All" That Matters in the Education of Secondary Multilingual Learners and Their Teachers
Mitchell, Kara
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v14 n1 2012
Utilizing the critical race theory (CRT) construct of majoritarian stories and the already identified story of English-is-"all"-that-matters in the education of multilingual learners and their teachers, this study illustrates the influence of this powerful narrative in classroom practice. By promoting English-only instruction, maintaining a limited perspective of what it means to know English, and treating multilingual learners as if they were monolingual, this study demonstrates that multilingual learners' educational opportunities are being limited through a persistent and unhelpful overemphasis on English.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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