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In this essay, Educational Borderlands: A Bilingual Journal (EBBJ) is introduced in relation to borderlands, in South Texas and beyond. The journal’s purpose is explained, beginning with its inception as part of the bilingual mission at a majority Mexican American university, then placed within educational, political, and linguistic contexts. Each of EBBJ’s threads is situated in relation to hybridity, intersectionality, bilingualism, translanguaging, transnationalism, and the border itself. The journal seeks to apply these to the study of curriculum, instruction, special education, dual language bilingual education, and research across various interdisciplinary fields.


En este ensayo, Educational Borderlands: A Bilingual Journal (EBBJ) se introduce en relación con las fronteras, en South Texas y más allá. El propósito de la revista se explica, desde su inicio como parte de la misión bilingüe en una universidad con cuerpo de estudiantes mexicano-americanos, hasta sus contextos educativos, políticos, y lingüísticos. Cada uno de los hilos de EBBJ se sitúa en relación con la hibridez, la interseccionalidad, el bilingüismo, el translingüismo, el transnacionalismo y la propia frontera. La revista busca aplicarlas al estudio del currículo, la instrucción, la educación especial, el lenguaje dual (educación bilingüe), y la investigación tras varios campos interdisciplinarios.


Copyright 2017 Kip Austin Hinton.

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Educational Borderlands: A Bilingual Journal



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