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ERIC Number: EJ947368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1534-8431
The Color of Language: The Racialized Educational Trajectory of an Emerging Bilingual Student
Pimentel, Charise
Journal of Latinos and Education, v10 n4 p335-353 2011
This article examines how bilingual programs are often guided by larger social constructs of race and language ideologies that give rise to the often inconsistent, and even contradicting, perceptions of Latina/o, Spanish-speaking students' academic preparedness and abilities. I examine a number of language ideologies as they manifested in a case study of an emerging bilingual student who went from being labeled at risk in a pre-K remedial bilingual program to gifted in a kindergarten two-way dual-language program, as he naturally progressed through one of the school district's bilingual education trajectories.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Kindergarten; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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