Multiling Winter School 2020
Issues in second language learning (with)in marginalized populations: research methods, language policy, teacher education, ideologies
In this winter school, participants will survey a number of critical issues related to learning a second or new language as a member of a marginalized or minoritized population. Topics will span educational linguistics, language policy, teacher education, and second language acquisition with an emphasis on second language literacy development. Formal and informal learning contexts will be compared and learners with various language and experiential backgrounds, and from all age groups will be included. Each topic will include empirical work that allows participants to problematize research methodology in terms of ethics, tools, representation of multilingual data and positionality of the researchers. Participants will be invited to reflect on the issues and research in this winter school through their own contexts and research initiatives.
Professor Martha Bigelow, Department of Curriculum and Instruction University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA