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2015

Iowa State University

Carla A McNelly

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Language Learning Policy Through The Lens Of Language As A Problem, As A Right, And As A Resource., Carla A. Mcnelly Dr. Jan 2015

Language Learning Policy Through The Lens Of Language As A Problem, As A Right, And As A Resource., Carla A. Mcnelly Dr.

Carla A McNelly

Richard Ruíz first developed the framework of language as a problem, as a right, and as a resource as a way of engaging how we examine language learning policies. This lens remains a useful tool in examining our national language learning policies. This article incorporates the academic work of additional scholars to define the United States’ practices, policies, and outcomes of language as a problem, as a right, and as a resource. Through the use of this framework, we realize that our nation’s bilingual education programs are generating monolingual and limited bilingual students. Equipped with an understanding that our ...