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Building Communities of Readers  ☆

Bilingual/Bicultural Education Associate Professor Carmen Martínez-Roldán believes that building a child’s identity as a reader, in any way possible, is one sure way to positively impact literacy and foster a greater connection to school. Working in collaboration with professors from the UK, Spain, and Australia, her research involves using wordless texts as a basis for …

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Bilingualism and Special Needs 

TC’s Bilingual/Bicultural Education program prepares its students to work with linguistically and culturally diverse populations. As a visiting faculty member in that program, Dr. Patricia Martinez Alvarez brings a wealth of firsthand experience to the table. Originally from Spain where she taught students in English/Spanish bilingual programs, Dr. Martinez Alvarez then came to the States …

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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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Peace Corps Fellows at TC  ☆

The Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Peace Corps Fellows Program recruits Returned Peace Corps Volunteers to teach in New York City's high-needs public schools while concurrently working towards a Masters degree. The program at TC is the nationwide flagship and has just celebrated a 25th anniversary, just as the national Peace Corps program marked its own …

Posted 77 months ago by

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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 world...it’s …

Posted 78 months ago by

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Conference Happenings  ☆

Arts & Humanities students and faculty are in heavy rotation this season, presenting at the world’s leading academic conferences. Stay tuned for a series of articles that will recap these presentations and investigate TC’s impact on academia today.

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