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ERIC Number: EJ1105077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
Critical Performative Pedagogy: Emergent Bilingual Learners Challenge Local Immigration Issues
Harman, Ruth; Varga-Dobai, Kinga
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v14 n2 2012
Recent anti-immigration policies and practices in the Southeast of the United States have presented difficult challenges for newly arrived bilingual learners and their families. To validate student voices within this socio-political context, our school/university collaboration implemented an arts-based participatory approach to English Language Arts. Informed by critical discourse analysis, this paper investigates how, in the context of anti-immigration policies, a lack of social resources, and English-only instructional practices, our approach supported immigrant students in engaging agentively in social action-oriented literacy activities. Part of a larger ethnographic study, the paper focuses on a curricular project enacted in spring and fall 2010.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia
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