2600 Tolman Hall #6000
Berkeley, CA 94720
Dr. Lesley Bartlett, Teachers College, Columbia University to speak on
Additive Schooling in Subtractive Times, by Dr. Lesley Bartlett and Ofelia García, documents the unusually successful
efforts of one New York City high school to educate Dominican immigrant
youth, at a time when Latino immigrants constitute a growing and vulnerable
population in the nation's secondary schools. Based on four and a half
years of qualitative research, the book examines the schooling of teens in
the Dominican Republic, the social and linguistic challenges the immigrant
teens face in Washington Heights, and how Gregorio Luperon High School
works with the community to respond to those challenges. The staff at
Luperon see their students as emergent bilinguals and adhere to a
culturally and linguistically additive approach. The book describes the
dynamic bilingual pedagogical approach adopted within the school to help
students develop academic Spanish and English. Focusing on the lives of
twenty immigrant youth, Bartlett and Garcia also show that, although the
school achieves high completion rates, the graduating students nevertheless
face difficult postsecondary educational and work environments that too
often consign them to the ranks of the working poor.
Please join us Thursday, November 15, 2012, 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. in the UCB Education Psychology Library, 2600 Tolman Hall.
Free and open to the public.