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Sla In Uncertain Times: Disciplinary Constraints, Transdisciplinary Hopes, Lourdes Ortega Apr 2018

Sla In Uncertain Times: Disciplinary Constraints, Transdisciplinary Hopes, Lourdes Ortega

Working Papers in Educational Linguistics (WPEL)

We live in uncertain times in an uncertain world. While large-scale efforts exist to end poverty, promote peace, share wealth, and protect the planet, we are witnessing serious deterioration of solidarity and respect for human diversity, coupled with alarming tides of authoritarian populism in the West. Many multilinguals—even more so multilinguals in marginalized communities—are vulnerable in the present climate. Researching bi/multilingualism is the business of second language acquisition (SLA) researchers. How well equipped is this field to respond to the present challenges? In this article I unpack four constraints that I believe hamper SLA’s capacity to ...


Intimate Differences: Cultivating Recognition And Multiracial Solidarity In A Philadelphia School, Roseann Liu Jan 2016

Intimate Differences: Cultivating Recognition And Multiracial Solidarity In A Philadelphia School, Roseann Liu

Publicly Accessible Penn Dissertations

In a post-civil rights era, it is clear that the abolition of Jim Crow laws was limited in what it could achieve. Inequalities persist, race relations remain tense, and people of color still struggle to live out their full humanity. Promoting “minority recognition” and “diversity” represent our current attempt to move beyond Jim Crow and have become two of America’s most vaunted liberal values. These appear writ large in K-12 and higher education settings where scholars, practitioners, and administrators attempt to put these values into practice by instituting new policies and programs. Yet institutions remain incredibly resistant to change ...