Dual Language programs are exploding in popularity across the country -- and particularly among white &/or privileged families in gentrifying communities. There's great hope for equity in these programs, but also plenty of hazards, particularly around how white and/ or privileged families show up in the spaces.
Dual Language programs are exploding in popularity across the country -- and particularly among white &/or privileged families in gentrifying communities. In this episode, we talk with Dr. Sofia Chaparro about her research following the establishment of one such program. Providing some overview of Dual Language issues, this conversation looks at the potential for these spaces as well as the ways in which things can go wrong.
Connor Williams on white families in bilingual schools.
The Washington Post on dual language and gentrification.
Dr. Chaparro's Research.
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The Integrated Schools Podcast is produced by Courtney Mykytyn and Andrew Lefkowits. Audio editing and mixing by Andrew Lefkowits. Music by Kevin Casey.