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Angel Dorantes: CLLAS Graduate Research Series

May 31, 2018
3:30 pmto4:30 pm

 

 

Diamond Lake Room
EMU 119

CLLAS Research Series, Graduate Student Grantee Presentation

Translation & Interpretation Experiences & Perceptions among Latina/o High School Language Brokers in Oregon

Angel Dorantes, Department of Education Studies

Angel Dorantes is a doctoral candidate in the Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education program. His research agenda includes issues of access and equity in education, and the experiences of Latina/o children/adolescents who translate for their parents. Recently, he co-authored a journal article, titled, “Reforzando las Redes: Supporting Latina/o Undergraduates at a State Flagship University,” that was published in the Journal of Hispanic Higher Education.

Angel’s dissertation explores the experiences of Latina/o high school students who translate and/or interpret for their parents and their perceptions regarding benefits and concerns commonly associated with this practice and their views on their own acculturative processes.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 Affiliated faculty, Events, Research, Schools No Comments

“Improving the Quality of Early Childhood Education in the Context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals,” Dr. Hiro Yoshikawa

October 14, 2016

pioneering-human-differences-and-individual-lives-tyler-2016Ford Lecture Hall
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
1430 Johnson Lane
UO campus

Leona Tyler Lecture: Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa

Please join us October 14th, from 2:30-4 pm, in the Ford Lecture Hall of the Schnitzer, for Dr. Hirokazu Yoshikawa’s presentation entitled, “Improving the Quality of Early Childhood Education in the Context of
the UN Sustainable Development Goals.” This presentation takes place on the same day as the Activist Methods workshop by Cherríe Moraga on Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, but there is no overlap in these two
excellent events. › Continue reading

Strengthening Networks of Support Among Latin@ Students at UO

Supported by the Latino Strategy Group (LSG), Center for Latino/a and Latin-American Studies, Department of Education Studies, and the Department of Romance Languages.

Strengthening Networks of Support Among Latin@ Students at UO
final executive report of the Latino Strategy Group

Executive summary (final) 

Latino Strategy Group research team: 

  • Angel Dorantes, Doctoral Student, Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education
  • Claudia Holguín Mendoza, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Director of Spanish Heritage Language Program
  • Audrey Lucero, Assistant Professor of Language and Literacy Education
  • Luz M Romero Montaño, Ph.D., Romance Languages
  • Analisa Taylor, Associate Professor of Spanish

The Latino Strategy Group (LSG) is an emerging alliance of faculty, staff, students, and community members collaborating to improve educational access and equity among Latin@ students at UO and in the local area. The LSG seeks to make mentoring and advocacy work for and with Latin@ students visible to the wider university community, to coordinate with networks of support already in place, and to advocate for the expansion of resources in accordance with increasing Latin@ student enrollments. In 2015, with a grant from Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies, we researched how UO Latin@ students perceive and negotiate the academic and sociocultural expectations of a flagship state university. We sent a Qualtrics survey to 1,700 undergraduate students, who self identified as “Latin@”. One hundred and seventeen students responded. This research gathered useful information for administrators and faculty members as they continue to improve the recruitment, retention, and on-time graduation of Latin@ students.

For the full report: Executive summary (final)

Pilas Family Literacy Program announces classes in Springfield and Eugene during spring 2016

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pilas spring 2016 SPS and BETHEL fliers

Springfield & Bethel School Districts and the Migrant Education Program (MEP) are partnering with Downtown Languages to offer the Pilas! Family Literacy Program in Springfield and Eugene. The Spring Pilas Program session begins on March 28 in Springfield and March 29 in Bethel and still has spaces available. Flier and application attached.

Pilas! Offers families with children ages 0-13: 􀀀

  • Pre-kinder readiness class
  • 􀀀 K-3 Reading curriculum
  • Homework Club for ages 9-13
  • Family involvement activities
  • English classes for parents

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 Academics, Schools No Comments

Survey results now in for Latina/os & K-12 Education, Bridging Research and Practice

Survey results are in from attendees of CLLAS’s October 2015 event, Latina/os & K-12 Education, Bridging Research and Practice. Almost half of the 250 attendees completed a questionnaire that asked questions such as: What do you see as the most critical issues regarding Latina/os and K-12 Education? How do you think we can improve the education experience for Latina/o children and their parents? What additional research regarding Latina/os and K-12 education would you like to see happen?

To see the compilation of responses, open this PDF of the 2015 Latina:os K-12 Survey Results.

Links for UO Channel video recordings of the CLLAS-organized event held Oct. 15, 2015, Latina/os and K-12 Education: Bridging Research and Practice.

http://media.uoregon.edu/channel/archives/10205

http://media.uoregon.edu/channel/archives/10209

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Monday, January 25th, 2016 News, Research, Schools No Comments

NWWS “Crossing Borders: What It Means in the Life of a Child,” with keynote author Reyna Grande

May 6, 2016
1:00 pmto2:30 pm
Reyna Grande is the keynote author.

Reyna Grande is the keynote author.

 

 

Browsing Room
Knight Library
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

5th Annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium

Friday afternoon Panel: “Crossing Borders: What It Means in the Life of a Child,” with keynote author Reyna Grande

This panel will focus on the memoir The Distance Between Us, featuring Reyna Grande reading sections from her work, with comments by community educators and University of Oregon faculty.

the-distance-between-usReyna Grande’s novels, Across a Hundred Mountains and Dancing with Butterflies, were published to critical acclaim and have been read widely in schools across the country. In her memoir The Distance Between Us (Atria Books, 2012), Grande writes about her life before and after her undocumented border crossing as a young child from Mexico to the United States. A National Book Circle Critics Award finalist, this book was hailed by Los Angeles Times reviewer Hector Tobar as “the Angela’s Ashes of the modern Mexican immigrant experience.”

Panelists include:

  • Reyna Grande, novelist and memoirist, keynote speaker.
  • Moderator: Lynn Stephen, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Ethnic Studies at the University of Oregon and co-director of the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies (CLLAS).
  • Gustavo Balderas, Superintendent, Eugene School District 4J
  • Lidiana Soto, UO alumna; community activist
  • Carmen Urbina, Program Development and Outreach Coordinator, Educational Methodology, Policy, and Leadership Program, UO College of Education.

This panel will be immediately followed by a light reception. › Continue reading

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Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 Books, Events, Human Rights, Public Policy, Schools No Comments



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