OVPR Colloquium and Centennial Lecture: Illuminating the world through the gift of bilingualism

DateFebruary 19, 2019
Time5:00 - 6:30 pm
LocationPackard Auditorium (Rm 101), Marrs McLean Science Building
Description

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research

and the School of Education present:


Dr. Maria Franquiz

Professor & Deputy Chief Academic Officer for Faculty Development and Innovation

The University of Utah


Illuminating the world through the gift of bilingualism


Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019

5:00-6:30 p.m.
Refreshments served at 4:30

Packard Auditorium (Rm 101), Marrs McLean Science Building



Abstract
Bilingualism in education (e.g, public schooling) and in society is a critical issue facing our city, state and nation. Increases in diverse language and cultures warrant our attention if we are to succeed in addressing our students' educational needs. Focusing on bilingualism as a strength versus a liability has the potential to shed positive light on issues of multiculturalism facing our educational system.


About the speaker

Dr. Franquiz is a nationally/internationally renowned scholar/speaker on topics of social and cultural contexts in education including bilingualism. She has been in higher education many years at multiple institutions; her many scholarly contributions are outstanding. She has won many awards over the years including the highly prestigious American Educational Research Association's Hispanic Research Issues Lifetime Award for Research in Elementary, Secondary, or Postsecondary Education.

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PublisherOffice of the Vice Provost for Research
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