Texas A&M University-Kingsville

38th Texas A&M-Kingsville Bilingual Education Conference Featuring Dr. Stephen Krashen

Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center, Texas A&M University-Kingsville - 10/25/13 - 10/25/13

Contact: Adriana Garza-Flores
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

       National bilingual education researcher and University of Southern California Professor Emeritus Dr. Stephen Krashen will be the keynote speaker at the 38th Annual Bilingual Education Conference at Texas A&M University-Kingsville October 25, on the university campus.

       This year’s conference theme is “Revisiting Academic Language for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students”.

        The conference also includes presentations by Dr. Carmen Tafolla, the inaugural Poet Laureate of San Antonio and senior lecturer in bicultural-bilingual studies at the University of Texas-San Antonio, and Dr. Enrique Alemán Jr., Assistant Vice President for Student Equity and Diversity at the University of Utah.

       A screening of Alemán’s documentary Stolen Education, which chronicles the story of the 1957 Hernandez vs. Driscoll CISD federal desegregation case, will begin at 4 p.m. Friday in the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Center, located at 1730 W. Corral Ave. This screening is free and open to the public.  

       Texas A&M-Kingsville has pioneered bilingual education in South Texas and was the first university to offer a bilingual education doctoral degree.

       Registration for the conference is $100 for professionals and $25 for students. Attendees can register here. Registration will also be available on-site.

       Please visit http://www.tamuk.edu/cehp/tbed/beconference.html for more information. 

About Dr. Stephen Krashen

       Stephen Krashen is a professor emeritus at the University of Southern California. A linguistics expert, Krashen’s research focuses on theories of language acquisition and development, particularly non-English and bilingual language acquisition and reading and its effects on language acquisition and academic success. He has published over 350 papers and books, and has presented keynote and plenary addresses at a variety of education and linguistic conferences, including the National Association for Bilingual Education.

About Dr. Carmen Tafolla

       Dr. Carmen Tafolla has published work for both children and adults in more than two hundred anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers. Tafolla is the author of more than twenty books and the recipient of the Americas Award, two Tomas Rivera Book Awards, the Charlotte Zolotow Award for Best Children's Picture Book of 2010, and the Art of Peace Award, for writing which furthers peace, justice and human understanding.

About Dr. Enrique J Alemán Jr.

       As the Assistant Vice President for Student Equity and Diversity at the University of Utah, Dr. Enrique Alemán, Jr., works to develop and implement retention and academic success programs for underrepresented students. He is also an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy in the College of Education and a Faculty Affiliate in the Ethnic Studies Program, and is the co-founder and co-director of the Adelante Partnership. Alemán is a native of Kingsville.

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