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Program in Bilingual Bicultural Ed Holds Professional Development Workshop for New Special Ed Track 

Professor Patricia Martínez-Álvarez is the principal investigator for the NYC DOE funded BiSPED program and is leading the professional developmetn workshop. Photo by Nori Kato   Imagine a classroom in a multicultural urban city where half of the students are learning English as their second language and a third of those students are characterized as …

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TESOL and BBE Student Symposium Showcases Intellect and Friendship 

A schism sometimes forms when two related but different fields of study develop misconceptions about one another. The Bilingual/Bicultural Education program at Teachers College holds close the idea that speaking multiple languages is indeed a strength, while the Applied Linguistics/Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program puts particular emphasis on how languages are …

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The Collaboration and Connection of A&H in the City 

Catherine Box, Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, and Patricia Martinez-Álvarez (left to right). Photo by Margaret Ferrec.   On Thursday, December 10th, TC faculty and alumni came together for an unforgettable evening of dancing, learning, sharing, and connecting at The Joan Weill Center for Dance, home of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for A&H in the City: …

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The Program in Bilingual Bicultural Education Introduces a New Special Education Track 

A constant struggle for educators these days in urban and multicultural contexts is how to meet the needs of students from diverse backgrounds. For a small gathering of 15 interested guests, a glance at a new track in the Program for Bilingual Bicultural Education explained how they planned to meet these needs. “We are looking …

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BBE Annual Speaker Series: Dr. Elana Shohamy on Equitable Testing of Multi-Bilingual Populations 

Speaking with fervent urgency, Dr. Elana Shohamy's presentation at Teachers College, “Critical Issues of Assessment of Multi-Bilingual Populations,” focused on challenging language tests, the penalization of multilingual and immigrant populations and recognizing the advantages of bilingualism rather than the problems many claim it incurs.

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EdM Student Minhye Son Thwarts Language-based Discrimination in her Work 

When EdM student Minhye Son first came to the United States, she was still learning English. Far from her home and culture in Busan, South Korea, Mrs. Son encountered a disquieting occurrence endured by many English language learners. Her experience rippled through the rest of her academic and professional life.

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BBE’s MA Students Present Research Findings at Annual IPP 

The Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program welcomed it’s students back to Teachers College this spring for the annual Integrative Project Presentations held on February 16, 2015. The day-long procession of presentations consisted of 20 different Master’s candidates, each sectioned into five different categories.

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Call for Master’s Student Proposals Deadline Approaches 

The deadline to turn in proposals to present at the 2nd Annual Bilingual/Bicultural Ed. & Applied Linguistics/TESOL Student Symposium is this Friday, March 13, by 5pm EST. This year's conference theme is “Language Instruction & Learning: Field Applications.”

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The Case for Expansive Learning with Bilingual Education 

“Hao Hao, what did you create?” “He didn’t create a landscape. He made a hand,” a friend says. “That is the giant’s hand,” says Hao Hao. “Why did you think of a giant’s hand as the landscape?” “It’s Buddha’s magic palm,” Hao Hao says as he gestures to the teacher candidate. “What’s Buddha’s magic palm?” …

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New Faculty Sharon Chang  ☆

To Sharon Chang, a new faculty member in the Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program at Teachers College, identity has always been a deep personal and academic interest to her. Born and raised in Taiwan, Chang has an interesting history when it comes to her acquisition of her Mandarin, which has significantly influenced her identity. “You have to …

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Alumna Spotlight: Johari Murray’s Not a Language School 

Originally from New York, Johari is an all-terrain language teacher with her MA '02 from Teachers College in Deaf and Bilingual Education. She has taught English and Spanish from k-12 and on the university level. With her background spanning private and public schools as well as urban and rural communities, she has reached a childhood …

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BBE Alumnus Greg Halzen Wins 2012 NABE Award  ☆

The Bilingual/Bicultural program is pleased to congratulate 2010 BBE Peace Corps Fellow Alumnus Greg Halzen, who has been awarded the 2012 NABE (National Association for Bilingual Education) Teacher of the Year award.

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Spotlight on Alumna Tatyana Kleyn  ☆

Tatyana received her Ed.D. in Bilingual/Bicultural Education. She earned her BA and MA at Ohio State University and was a primary school teacher in Honduras and in Atlanta, Georgia. She is an Assistant Professor at The City College of New York, an associate at RISLUS (Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society) …

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Two Recently Published Illustrations: Congratulations to Rebecca Solow, BBE Academic Secretary  ☆

Rebecca Solow, Bilingual/Bicultural Education Academic Secretary, has had a great start to the semester: two of her illustrations were featured in leading publications.

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Spotlight on Alumnus Arturo Acevedo: Bilingual/Bicultural Education as a Journey of Self-Discovery  ☆

Arturo Acevedo is a high school Spanish teacher at the Gotham Professional Arts Academy in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. He did post-graduate work at the University of Maryland and has a Master’s degree in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Teachers College (’08). Arturo hopes to begin his Ph.D. studies in September, 2012.

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New Faculty Profile: Carmen Martinez-Roldan  ☆

TC is pleased to welcome Dr. Carmen Martínez-Roldán to the Arts & Humanities faculty. Coming from the University of Texas at Austin, she will join the Bilingual/Bicultural Education program teaching such courses as Foundations of Bilingual Education, Biliteracy, and Latino Literature for Children and Adolescents. With a research agenda rooted in the literacy process of …

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Bilingual/Bicultural Education Joins the Arts & Humanities Department 

Professor Maria E. Torres-Guzman, Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program Coordinator, sees her field as evolving. And this evolution includes the very natural move of the program to the Arts & Humanities Department. “In the world, multilingualism is becoming more and more important. With the spread of English comes the need for preserving the languages of the’s …

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