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Friday, January 26 • 1:15pm - 3:15pm
Building and Developing Anti-Racist Dual Language Programs

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Restrictive language policies in schools have a devastating impact on individuals and cultures. Among other policies and practices, they have perpetuated institutional racism in our schools and beyond. By bringing a language, in addition to English, into the center of educational experience, Dual Language programs have the potential to be a powerful anti-racist practice in our schools. However, unless carefully and intentionally designed with anti-racism in mind, Dual Language programs may a neutral impact on student outcomes, or even re-inforce patterns of privilege and oppression in schools. This session will provide an overview of this topic with relevant research, and engage participants in conversation to lead to action steps in building and developing anti-racist Dual Language programs.

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Bernard Koontz

Executive Director of Teaching, Learning and Leadership, Highline Public Schools
Bernard is a Seattle area school administrator and language learning advocate

Friday January 26, 2018 1:15pm - 3:15pm PST
Heritage E

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