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Gutman Library Book Talk - Latinx Experiences in U.S. Schools: Voices of Students, Teachers, Teacher Educators, and Education Allies in Challenging Sociopolitical Times
This edited volume brings together voices of Latinx students, teachers, teacher educators, and education allies in Latinx communities to reveal ways in which today’s sociopolitical context has given rise to politically-sanctioned hateful anti-immigrant rhetoric. Contributors—key stakeholders in the education of immigrant Latinx children, youth, and college students—share how this rhetoric has exacerbated existing systemic injustices within K-Higher Education. They draw attention to counternarratives that speak to leadership and strength of community. Contributors include high school and college students and faculty, community organizers, and early career academics, whose voices are too often underrepresented in academic conversations. This book highlights professional and personal acts of courage, community organization, and the transformation of students and educators who are stepping into leadership roles to affect change. Understanding that teaching and learning are political acts, we call all those vested in Latinx communities to engage in small and large acts of agency to collectively impact change in our K-Higher Education systems.

This event will be live-captioned and open to the public. Please contact Myanne Krivoshey at myanne_krivoshey@gse.harvard.edu with any questions.

Feb 28, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Janine Bempechat, Ed.M.'79, Ed.D.'86
Clinical Professor @BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
Dr. Bempechat is a developmental psychologist with a deep interest in the socialization of achievement. She studies family, cultural, and school influences in the development of student motivation and academic achievement in low income children and youth, both nationally and cross-nationally. A former National Academic of Education Spencer Fellow, her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, and the William T. Grant Foundation.
Margarita Jimenez-Silva, Ed.M.'92, Ed.D.'02
Associate Professor and Chair of Teacher Education @University of California, Davis
Dr. Jimenez-Silva's research focuses on preparing and supporting teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse learners, especially in addressing emergent bilinguals’ linguistic and academic content development. More specifically, her research strands include teacher education pedagogy and curriculum, educational policy, and family/community engagement. Her research has been published by journals such as Harvard Educational Review, Childhood Education, and the Journal of Research on Childhood Education.
Eleonora Villegas-Reimers
Clinical Professor and Chair of the Department of Teaching & Learning @BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development
Dr. Villegas-Reimers' research and publications reflect her interests in improving teacher professional development, particularly in developing countries, and in values education, particularly democratic values and skills.