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ERIC Number: EJ833021
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1542-7587
Maps to Interrupt a Pathology: Immigrant Populations and Education
Stevens, Lisa Patel
Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, v6 n1-2 p1-14 Jan 2009
From a critical language perspective, the main issues facing education of immigrant populations are the ways in which these populations are segregated as the Other and how educational practices often work to perpetuate a fringe status. In this paper, I draw upon both discursive perspectives on policymaking and pedagogical practices to address the ways in which immigrant multilingual populations are conflated as deficient English Language Learners and how this framing works hegemonically to situate them as an underclass in so-called developed nations. From this frame, I address the agenda facing critical linguistic research that addresses immigration and introduce the articles in this themed issue that provide possible architectures for knowing immigrant populations other than as deficient language learners. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Language: English
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