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Policy and Equity in the Education of English Learners: The Struggle Continues

Recorded on August 11, 2020

This recorded session is the ninth in a series of online conversations, Perspectives on English Language Learning, that highlights scholarly perspectives on the education of students who are English learners across a wide variety of settings. Led by Aída Walqui, Senior Research Scientist at WestEd, the series highlights major research advances to help educators support learning and achievement for English learners. 

This session features Magaly Lavadenz, Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Loyola Marymount University. She is also the founding director of LMU’s Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL). Dr. Lavadenz is a former bilingual and ESL classroom teacher. Her research interests include the education of Latino and bilingual teachers, the experiences of the Central American immigrant community, public policy affecting language use and education, educational equity, and biliteracy development. She holds a Ph.D. in Education, Language, Literacy and Learning from the University of Southern California.

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Magaly Lavadenz  Professor, Loyola Marymount University

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