[PAST EVENT] Educational Equity and School Belonging among Multilingual Learners in Eastern Virginia

November 18, 2022
2pm - 3pm
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Faculty Research Brown Bag

Join the School of Education for a Faculty Research Brown Bag, featuring Dr. Katherine Barko-Alva, assistant professor of ESL/Bilingual Education, and Dr. Jennifer Bickham Mendez, professor and chair of sociology, presenting "Educational Equity and School Belonging among Multilingual Learners in Eastern Virginia: An Interdisciplinary, Community-engaged Collaboration."

Dr. Katherine Barko-Alva and Dr. Jennifer Bickham Mendez will present ongoing community-engaged research collaboration with the immigrant, Latine/x/o community in Eastern Virginia. This project has crossed disciplinary and methodological boundaries to engage William & Mary students, Latine/x/o, immigrant families, teachers/school officials, and multilingual high school and middle school students. Dr. Barko-Alva and Dr. Bickham Mendez will discuss the elements and challenges of this kind of work which seeks to engage and learn from local communities to produce research and develop collaborative educational initiatives in service of community needs and interests. In this way, they endeavor to approach immigrant, Latine/x/o learners and their families, not simply as vessels of needs to be filled, but as full-fledged social agents who offer valuable resources both to their communities and to local schools.


Erica Carter, [[emcarter, emcarter@wm.edu]]