Athens, Ga. – Several of the nation’s top scholars in Latino education will speak at the University of Georgia on October 26-28 in the first Triennial Conference on Latino Education and Immigration, hosted by UGA’s Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education.
About 250 participants from across the country are expected for the national three-day conference which will focus on the Latino education achievement gap and ways to address the problem in the classroom as well as in legislatures and school boards. The conference will be held at the Georgia Center for Continuing Education Conference Center and Hotel.
Speakers include Sylvia Mendez, longtime Latino civil rights leader; Alajandro Portes, professor of sociology at Princeton University and member of the National Academy of Science; Kris Gutierrez, professor at the University of California at Los Angeles and director of the Center for the Study of Urban Literacies; and Luis Moll, professor at the University of Arizona and one of America’s best known researchers on the connection between culture, psychology and education, especially as it relates to the education of Latino children in the United States.
For more information and a schedule, see www.coe.uga.edu/clase/conference/index.htm.