On Tuesday, October 2 at 5:30 in Room 2 Education, we are hosting a discussion and reception for Dr. Jason Irizarry, author of The Latinization of U.S. Schools.
Please invite any students who may be interested to this event. Refreshments will be served!
RESEARCH TALK: “The Latinization of U.S. Schools: Successful Teaching and Learning in Shifting Cultural Contexts”
Monday, October 1
Noon-1:30 | 242 Education Building
Book signing following lecture
Tuesday, October 2
10:00-10:30 | EPS 201, 228 Natural History Building
DISCUSSION & RECEPTION
5:30-6:30 I 192 Education Building
Facilitator | Golden Apple Scholars
Despite the rise in Latina/o population in the United States, academic achievement in schools is scarcely recognized among Latina/o youth. Dr. Irizarry analyzed this issue in his recently published book, The Latinization of U.S. Schools: Successful Teaching and Learning in Shifting Cultural Contexts. Dr. Irizarry collaborated with Latina/o high school youth (through Youth Participatory Action Research), each contributing an issue of interest for a chapter in the book. The text examines the issue of schools lacking the acknowledgment of Latina/o accomplishments through the passionate voices of youth and empirically based recommendations. Written from the students’ perspective, Dr. Irizarry’s book provides inspiration and information for teachers, students and those concerned with the future of education in the United States