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Linguistic Justice

The linguistic justices view of learning and human development in which multiple expressions of diversity (e.g., race, social class, gender, language, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, ability) are recognized and regarded as assets. It is the belief that culture and language are not an addition but are critical components of education. It says that culture and language matters in shaping how people learn. 

It also raises awareness of the ways that hierarchies of oppression and exploitation are kinds of inhumane systems that restrict, limit, deny, distort, or destroy individuals’ or groups’ of people access to their full potential. The acts of these systems include ignorance, exclusion, threats, ridicule, slander, and violence (both symbolic and real). In education, these systems have borne unbelievable consequences for linguistically plural students: silencings and fears, hatreds of self and others, feelings of inferiority and superiority, entitlement, and disentitlement.

Featured Research

Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools

Demographic Change and Educating Immigrant Youth in New York City

In this white paper, we do not treat immigrant youth as monolithic, understanding that there is no one immigrant story and, therefore, can be no one immigrant pedagogy or curriculum, policy or program for the matter.

Glossaries for ELLs/MLLs Accommodations

These glossaries are to provide permitted testing accommodations of ELL/MLL students. They should also be used for instruction during the school year.

Guides and Resources for Educators of ELLs

Resources to help educators with the diverse educational needs of English Language Learners (ELLs).

Guides and Resources for Parents and Students

Resources to help parents & students with the diverse educational needs of English Language Learners (ELLs).

Research-Based Resources

Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools

A Resource Guide for Educating Refugee Children and Youth in New York State

The purpose of this resource guide is to provide educators and other interested parties with an overview on the following question like - Who are refugee students?; The reasons their families have left their countries etc.