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Teachers College, Columbia University
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Doctoral Student Profiles > Victor Quinones Guerra

Victor Quinones Guerra

TC degree, program and concentration: Ed.D., IED/Bilingual- Bicultural Education and Education Policy

Geographical focus: Latin America and the Caribbean

Advisors: Maria E. Torres-Guzman and Ofelia Garcia

Previous graduate school experience: Ed.M. in IED from Teachers College; M.A. in English Literature from University of Puerto Rico

Research and scholarly interests: Bilingual and bicultural studies; Sociolinguistics; Education policy; Language policy; Language education; Latino/Hispanic education; Migrant/Immigrant studies and education.

Recent presentations/publications:

Quiñones Guerra, V. (forthcoming). P.S. 25, New York City's First Bilingual School. In J. González (ed.), Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education. California: Sage Publications.

Quinones Guerra, V. (2007, June). Helping Students Cope with the Threat of a Power Language: A Study of Student Beliefs and the Linguistic Power Struggle in Puerto Rico’s Universities. Paper presented at the University of Witwatersrand, 14th International Conference on Learning, Johannesburg, ZA.

Quinones Guerra, V. (2007, April). Debating the Educational Language Policy of the United States: Revisiting the Social Implications of Bilingual Education for Parents and Students. Paper presented at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Equity and Social Justice in Education Conference, Pomona, NJ.

Quinones Guerra, V. (2007, March). The Dynamics of Sending & Receiving Countries: A Study of Language Attitudes and Assimilation. Paper presented at Teachers College, Columbia University, Education Across the Americas Fifth Annual Conference, New York, NY.

Quinones Guerra, V. (2007, March). Redefiniendo la Educacion Bilingue en Puerto Rico. Paper presented at the University of Puerto Rico, IX Congreso Puertorriqueno de la Investigacion en la Educacion, San Juan, PR.

Awards/grants: Teachers College Supplemental Scholarship (2007-2008); Betty Fairfax Professional Development Grant (March 2007); Holmes Scholar – Teachers College, Columbia University Scholar (2006-2007; Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education (February 2005); Teachers College Minority Scholarship (2004-2008).

Something special about your TC experience: Having developed a strong research ethic through the guidance and support of outstanding faculty members who have allowed me to collaborate with them in their research. These experiences have strengthened the caliber of my research skills and encouraged me to undertake numerous independent projects.