Research Presentation (Feb 7): Increasing Equitable Educational Opportunities for Bilingual Latino Students

Increasing Equitable Educational Opportunities

for Bilingual Latino Students

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
2:00 P.M.
University of Colorado Denver
1380 Lawrence Street,
Lawrence St. Center, Rm. 700

Faculty, staff, students, alumni and

members of the public welcome!

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Spanish-speaking Latinos are the fastest growing segment of the K-12 student population; yet they continue to be underserved by public education due to many factors, including chronic rejection of their home language and culture and lack of qualified teachers. Despite agreement in the research community that an optimal way to address the educational needs and rights of these students is through high quality bilingual education, current policies and practices do not favor bilingual education. Dr. Soltero-González’s work examines issues of equity in the education of bilingual Latino students. She will present findings from her research on early biliteracy development. She will also discuss the effectiveness of biliteracy pedagogy and culturally- and linguistically-responsive practices and their implications for policy, teaching, and teacher education.

-Presented by Lucinda Soltero-González
Education Consultant, BUENO Center
School of Education, University of Colorado Boulder