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Urban education expert to deliver lecture March 6

Kris D. Gutiérrez, a professor of social research methodology in the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, will speak at UGA on March 6.

Open to the public, the presentation, “Re-mediation, Sociocritical Literacies and Third Spaces,” is part of the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education Lecture Series. It will be held in Room G-23 of Aderhold Hall at noon.

As director of the Center for the Study of Urban Literacies at UCLA, Gutiérrez examines the relationship between literacy, culture and learning and investigates how students appropriate cultural concepts.

Her long-term ethnographic studies in Los Angeles schools have explored the social organization of formal and informal learning environments, the effects of new forms of mediation on student and teacher learning, the effects of new policies and reform initiatives on English learners and their schooling practices, and reading and writing development in elementary and secondary aged students.