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34th Annual Bilingual/ESL Conference 12/5/2014
34th Annual Bilingual/ESL Conference “Forging an Upward Path: The Access of ELLs to Higher Education”
This program is offered for 0.75 ASHA CEUs (Various Levels; Professional)
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Currently English language learners graduating from US secondary schools lag far behind their English-proficient peers in their access to college and degree attainment. While almost half of native- speaking students advance directly to four-year colleges and universities upon high school graduation, only 19% of ELLs do so. Conference explores diverse barriers, both educational and familiar, that render the pathway to higher education exceedingly difficult.
Over the course of its 34 years, this Conference has been highly recognized as one of the most stimulating language education forums in the U.S. This success stems from its commitment to exploring the best ways of meeting the educational needs of language - minority students. The Conference continues to offer access to in- depth, applied research, and up-to-date pedagogical techniques. Topics and thought-provoking plenary sessions sharpen the language professional’s mind for pedagogical insight.
The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Dr. Yasuko Kanno, an associate professor in the College of Education at Temple University and director of the TESOL program Her interest in linguistic- minority students’ recognition of educational opportunities within instructional settings has resulted in two single-authored books, Negotiating Bilingual and Bicultural Identities (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003) and Language and Education in Japan (Palgrave, 2008), and one co-edited volume, Linguistic Minority Students Go to College: Preparation, Access, and Persistence (with Linda Harklau, Routledge, 2013). Her work has also appeared in American Educational Research Journal, TESOL Quarterly, Modern Language Journal, Applied Linguistics, Journal of Language, Identity, and Education, among others. She serves as Forum and Research Notes Editor of the Journal of Language, Identity, and Education.
Please join us for an enriching, productive and inspirational day.
Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
Date: Dec. 5, 2014
(snow date: Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014)
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Dates : 12/05/14
Days : Fri
From : 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fee : $ 135.00
Course Number : E012
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