The Literacy Studies International Scholars Forum
The Literacy Studies International Scholars Forum is an annual event (Fall) that provides opportunities for graduate students to enter into a conversation with the leading researchers and teachers who have shaped our thinking, research, and practice. Past speakers have included, among others, Louise Rosenblatt, Margaret Meek Spencer, Maxine Greene, Ken and Yetta Goodman, David Barton, Brian Street, Gunther Kress, James Paul Gee, Sonia Nieto, Shelley Harwayne, Frank Smith, Brian Cambourne, David and Yvonne Freeman, Kathy Short, Linda Christensen, and Ira Shor.
2014 International Scholars Forum
(Re)Imagining Bilingualism in the 21st Century
Misconstructions in the Education of Bilingual Students
Friday, March 7, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, March 8, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Hofstra University Club University Green House
(in the Student Center)
With Guest Speaker Dr. Ofelia García
Ofelia García is Professor in the Ph.D. program of Urban Education and Hispanic Literatures and Languages at the Graduate Center, SUNY. She has been Professor of Education at Columbia University's Teachers College and Dean of the School of Education at Long Island University. Dr. García's extensive publication record on bilingualism, and the education of bilingual individuals, is grounded in her life experiences of living in New York City after leaving Cuba at the age of 11, teaching language minority students bilingually, and educating bilingual and ESL teachers. Recent titles includeBilingual Education in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective and Educating Emergent Billinguals (with J. Kleifgen).