CAL 2020 Special Event
Panel Discussion and Roundtable Lunch
Date: March 12, 2020
Time: 11 am – 12:15 pm - panel discussion
12:30 – 1:30 pm - roundtable lunch
Location: CAL offices, Dora Johnson Conference Room – 3rd floor / 4646 40th St NW #200,
Washington, DC 20016
Title: Hegemony of Monoglossic Ideologies in U.S. Education: In Search of Critical Responses
Abstract: CAL is bringing together key thought leaders to discuss the predominant attitude in many US educational settings of English as the dominant language and the impact of that mindset on multilingual learners. Recognizing that the United States is a highly multilingual country in which language diversity is perceived by many as a threat, there is near-universal agreement among language experts about the legitimacy of minoritized linguistic practices. The panelists will discuss how approaching bilingualism from a subtractive mindset hinders academic growth. They will then problematize whether additive approaches that promote the development of standardized language skills while encouraging maintenance of the minoritized linguistic practices that support academic growth are enough to foster equitable education of multilingual learners from minoritized backgrounds in U.S. schools.
RSVP: Registration is free and includes lunch, but space is limited. Please confirm your attendance by February 10, 2020.
Featured Speaker Nelson Flores, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Featured Speaker from CAL Board of Trustees Shondel Nero, Ed.D., New York University
Featured Speaker from CAL’s Research Team Igone Arteagoitia, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Center for Applied Linguistics
Roberta Miceli, M.A., Senior Director of Language and Education, Center for Applied Linguistics
About the panelists (11 am – 12:15 pm): Please see bios below.
About the roundtable lunch (12:30 – 1:30 pm): Attendees will be able to interact informally over lunch with the panelists and also meet other Research Scientists at CAL and learn about their work.