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Dr. Jason Irizarry: The Latinization of U.S. Schools

When: Nov. 15, 2012, 4pm - 6pm
Campus Location: John S. Wright Hall - Building C
Office/Remote Location: Room C-148

The Department of Teaching and Learning presents a talk by Jason Irizarry about his book, "The Latinization of U.S. Schools: Successful Teaching and Learning in Shifting Cultural Context."

The book, was just awarded the 2012 Philip C. Chinn Multicultural Book Award through the National Association for Multicultural Education, details his work teaching a graduate-level action research course to high school students at a high-minority, low-income public school. 

As a part of the course, the students undertook an action research project within the high school "with" their teachers, specifically regarding their teachers' attitudes toward them, as Latina/Latino students, and toward their families.  Parts of the book are co-authored with many of the high school students, some of whom are now undergraduate students in Irizarry's teacher education department at the University of Connecticut.  This dovetails with Irizarry's other key research interest in "home-growing" teachers of color.

Admission Information: 

The event is free and open to the public.

Ample parking is available in lot D, which is accessible from Maryland Parkway just north of Tropicana Avenue (or south of Flamingo Road) from Maude Frazier Way (Harmon Avenue). 

Refer to the online campus parking map to locate Wright Hall and parking lot D.

Contact Information: 

Name: Christine Clark
Office: CEB 346A
Phone: 702-985-6979
E-mail: chris.clark@unlv.edu

More info on this event: http://www.education.uconn.edu/directory/details.cfm?id=284
Event Sponsor: Department of Teaching and Learning

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