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A Choice Against: An Analysis of the De-selection of Dual Language Programs in Arizona Through a Latino Critical Race Theory Lens

Abstract ABSTRACT A hallmark of Arizona schools is the choice of parents in program and school for their child under the Open Enrollment laws. Among the choices for parents at some schools is Dual Language education, a form of enrichment wherein students learn the content of the Arizona State Standards through the medium of their primary language and a second language. The schools of this study use English and Spanish as the two languages. After 13 years of existence, changes in enrollment patterns have been noticed. Some parents whose older children attended Dual Language classes have chosen to dis-enroll their families from the program, so that their younger children are in English Only classes. At the same time that these trends in enrollment beg... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Robert, Michael Anthony (Author) / Ovando, Carlos J (Advisor) / Fischman, Gustavo E (Committee member) / Mccarty, Teresa L (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Bilingual education / Education policy / English as a second language / Asymmetry / Critical Race Theory / De-selection / Dual Language / ELL / LatCrit
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 184 pages
Language English
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Note Ed.D. Educational Administration and Supervision 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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