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From English Language Learners to Emergent Bilinguals

January 30, 2008
Equity in Education Forum Series, Spring 2008
Teachers College, Columbia University

English language learners are making scant progress in overcoming the achievement gap, not only because of inadequate funding, but also because federal and state educational policy actually create stumbling blocks by prohibiting or discouraging the use of the educational practices that research has clearly shown to be most effective for their needs. This was the basic message that Ofelia Garcia, Professor of Bilingual Education at Teachers College, Columbia University delivered to a standing room only audience on January 30, 2008 at an event hosted by the Campaign for Educational Equity. (Read highlights of event)

 





Program Agenda



Presentation:
Ofelia García
, Professor of Bilingual Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

Discussants: 
James Crawford
, President of the Institute for Language and Education Policy
Donna Nevel, community psychologist, co-founder and collective member, Center for Immigrant Families

Moderator:
Michael Rebel
l, Executive Director, The Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University


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