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ERIC Number: EJ780953
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-1538-1927
Latinos, Language Minority Students, and the Construction of ESL: Language Testing and Placement from High School to Community College
Bunch, George C.; Panayotova, Dora
Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, v7 n1 p6-30 2008
This article explores language assessments and policies that Latino students and others from immigrant backgrounds face as they graduate from high school and attempt to enter community colleges. Focusing on California, the authors examine the assumptions that underlie these assessments and policies. They argue that the policies signal different conceptions (and misconceptions) about the nature of bilingualism and the needs of U.S.-educated language minority students pursuing academic goals. (Contains 7 notes.) [Additional funding for this article was provided by the University of California's All-Campus Consortium on Research for Diversity (UC ACCORD).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Palo Alto, CA.
Authoring Institution: N/A