ESTAMOS UNIDOS: STRENGHTENED BY OUR DIFFERENCES
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Estamos Unidos: Unidos in the Fight for Social Justice: Now more than Ever!
Kathy Escamilla is a professor of education in the division of a social, bilingual and multicultural foundations. Dr. Escamilla's research centers on educational issues related to Spanish speaking language minority students in U.S. schools. She is specifically interested in issues related to the development of bilingualism and biliteracy in early elementary grades for this Spanish speaking population. Her recent research has also examined assessment practices and the impact of high stakes testing on these children. Dr. Escamilla is a member of numerous professional organizations in education and has served two terms as the president of the National Association for Bilingual Education. She has recently been appointed as a co-editor of the Bilingual Research Journal, and has served as the chair person of the Bilingual SIG for the American Education Research Association (AERA). Professor Escamilla serves on the Faculty Associate, Latino/a Research Center (a system-wide center designed to study issues related to the Latino community in Colorado) and the Boulder Campus Committee on Diversity. She also serves on the School of Education Dean's Advisory Council on Diversity. Professor Escamilla is actively engaged in improving teaching on campus.
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