Friday November 1, New York University

The Steinhardt School of Education at New York University will host “Schooling Latin Americans in New York City,” a conference for educators, school administrators and guidance counselors who work with Latino students. The conference will be held Friday, November 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall in the Silver Center for Arts and Science, 100 Washington Square East.

The number of Latino students in New York City schools has continued to soar over the last decade. Today, Latino students are no longer predominantly from Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic, but represent every country throughout Central and South America. With them, the children bring unique sets of social, cultural and learning issues that affect their academic achievement and graduation rates. Conference topics will address language and literacy, classrooms, families and communities and Latin American history, society and political structures. Program speakers and participants include:

Regina Cortina, professor and researcher, Department of Teaching and Learning, The Steinhardt School of Education, NYU, conference organizer

Jorge Izquierdo, superintendent, New York City’s Community School District 6

Ofelia Garcia, Teachers College, Columbia University

Larry Selinker, Department of Applied Linguistics, University of London; and visiting professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, The Steinhardt School of Education, NYU

George Yúdice, director, Center for Latin American Studies, NYU

Carmen Mercado, School of Education, Hunter College-CUNY

Marisa Carrasco, chair, Department of Psychology, NYU

Carmen Boullosa, Mexican writer and Andrés Bello Chair in Latin American Cultures and Civilizations at New York University

Albert Fishlow, director, Institute for Latin American Studies and the Center for the Study of Brazil, Columbia University.


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