Renowned Scholar Patricia Gándara to Discuss English Language Learners, Bilingual Education at Brooklyn Event on November 30
 
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Renowned Scholar Patricia Gándara to Discuss English Language Learners, Bilingual Education at Brooklyn Event on November 30

WHAT
Dr. Patricia Gándara, a leading researcher on English language learners and bilingual education, will deliver a lecture titled “Educating Immigrant Students and Emergent Bilinguals” as part of the American Educational Research Association’s Centennial Lecture Series. The event is open to the public.

Gándara, Research Professor and Co-Director of the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles, will discuss how the historically fraught relationship between the United States and immigrant communities has impacted the way we treat immigrant languages. She will present compelling research that shows that biliteracy education—rather than transitional bilingual education that uses a student’s primary language as a bridge to English—benefits both students and the nation in important ways. New studies suggest that it would be wise for schools to embrace policies and practices that support biliteracy education.

Gándara’s 25-minute-long lecture will be followed by a discussion moderated by Sarah Garland, Executive Editor of The Hechinger Report. During the discussion, experts on bilingual education will comment on Gándara’s talk and join her in fielding questions from the audience.

AERA’s Centennial Lecture Series is a series of six education research lectures held across the country as part of the association’s centennial celebration.

WHO
Patricia Gándara is Research Professor and Co-Director of the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is also Chair of the Working Group on Education for the University of California-Mexico Initiative, where she is spearheading a number of California-Mexico education projects. In 2011 Gándara was appointed to President Barack Obama’s Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, and in 2015 received the Distinguished Career Award from the Scholars of Color Committee of the American Educational Research Association. Read more.

WHEN
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 6 p.m. EST
Reception to follow

WHERE
Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY 11238

To RSVP
To RSVP to attend the lecture visit http://www.aera100.net/patricia-gandara.html or email aera100@aera.net.

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The American Educational Research Association (AERA) is the largest national interdisciplinary research association devoted to the scientific study of education and learning. Founded in 1916, AERA advances knowledge about education, encourages scholarly inquiry related to education, and promotes the use of research to improve education and serve the public good. Find AERA on Facebook and Twitter.

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