|Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times, with Lesley Bartlett & Ofelia Garcia|
Uploaded by: Jennifer Govan
Pockets: Book Talks, Gottesman Libraries' Education Program
Tags: alternative education, bicultural, Bilingual, Book talks, Domican Republic, Luperon High school
Description/Abstract: Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times: Bilingual Education and Dominican Immigrant Youth in the Heights (Vanderbilt University Press, 2011) tells the remarkable story of Gregorio Luperon High School, an institution backed by a strong community dedicated to not just its survival, but its thriving success. Students, teachers, and parents are united by a clear sense of social justice and deep care in transforming a "newcomer" school for mostly Dominican youth in Washington Heights to a full four-year high school with changing demographics. Added to the mix are complex issues and challenges surrounding accountability, government policy, high stakes testing.
On Thursday, January 26 we will be joined by authors Lesley Bartlett and Ofelia Garcia, who will share their research, writing, and continuing thoughts about Luperon High School, including the lessons learned and the broader state of bilingual education in our nation.
Writes Michelle Fine, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Graduate Center, City University of New York:
"Lesley Bartlett and Ofelia Garcia have crafted an elegant and timely volume that weaves together sociocultural theory, political analysis, and the fine-grained details of dynamic bilingualism in a punishing era of 'English Only' and xenophobia to tell a story of possibility about the Luperon school community. ... Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times shows us what is within reach, what is denied, and how we might create a different tomorrow with our newest Americans."
Lesley Bartlett is Associate Professor of Education in International and Transcultural Studies. She has published numerous journal articles and chapters in books and monographs. She most recently co-edited Critical Approaches to Comparative Education. She is the author of The Word and The World: The Cultural Politics of Literacy in Brazil. She received her Ph.D. and B.A. from the University of Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Ofelia Garcia is Professor of Urban Education and of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. A former member of the Teachers College faculty, Ofelia Garcia is the author of many books and journal publications, among them, Bilingual Education in the 21st Century: A Global Perspective and (with Jo Anne Kleifgen) Educating Emergent Bilinguals: Policies, Programs, and Practices for English Language Learners. Dr. Garcia has Post Doctoral Fellowships from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Yeshiva University, a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and an M.A. and a B.A. from Hunter College.
Persons interested in attending may rsvp the library by Tuesday, January 24th.
Where: 306 Russell