ERIC Number: EJ668990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Backlash Pedagogy: Language and Culture and the Politics of Reform.
Gutierrez, Kris D.; Asato, Jolynn; Santos, Maria; Gotanda, Neil
Review of Education, Pedagogy & Cultural Studies, v24 n4 p335-51 Oct-Dec 2002
Investigates the ways that backlash pedagogy, a centerpiece of educational reform, accepts substantial inequality as a neutral baseline for educational practice and reform and, simultaneously, enshrines the status quo. The analysis draws on several theoretical lenses (cultural-historical activity theory, critical race theory, and ethnographic research), focusing on the impact of California's Proposition 227 (prohibition of the primary language in instruction) on bilingual and English-only education. (SM)
Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), English Only Movement, Equal Education, Ethnography, Hispanic American Students, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Racial Bias, Racial Discrimination, Spanish
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Proposition 227 (California 1998)