LINGUIST List 30.1214

Fri Mar 15 2019

Books: Social Consequences of Testing for Language-minoritized Bilinguals in the United States: Schissel

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Date: 07-Mar-2019
From: Elinor Robertson <ElinorMultilingual-Matters.com>
Subject: Social Consequences of Testing for Language-minoritized Bilinguals in the United States: Schissel
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Title: Social Consequences of Testing for Language-minoritized
Bilinguals in the United States
Series Title: Bilingual Education & Bilingualism
Published: 2019
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
                http://www.multilingual-matters.com/

Book URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781788922692

Author: Jamie L. Schissel
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788922708 Pages: 176 Price: U.S. $ 139.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781788922708 Pages: 176 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788922692 Pages: 176 Price: U.S. $ 39.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781788922692 Pages: 176 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Abstract:

This book constructs a historical narrative to examine the social consequences of testing faced by language-minoritized bilinguals in the United States. These consequences are understood with respect to what language-minoritized bilinguals faced when they have sought (1) access to civic participation (2) entry into the United States, (3) education in K-12 Schools, and (4) higher education opportunities. By centering the test-taker perspective with a use-oriented testing approach, the historical narrative describes the cumulative nature of these consequences for this community of individuals, which demonstrates how the mechanism of testing – often in conjunction with other structural and political forces – has contributed to the historic, systemic marginalization of language-minoritized bilinguals in the United States. By viewing these experiences with respect to consequential validity, the book poses questions to those involved in testing to not only acknowledge these histories, but to actively and explicitly incorporate efforts to dismantle these legacies of discrimination. The conclusions drawn from the historical analysis add an important perspective for educators and researchers concerned with inequities in the testing of language-minoritized bilinguals.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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