EdD student presented research at children’s literature conference
Catalina Lara MPA ’96, EdD ’14 presented at the National Latino Children’s Literature Conference at the University of Alabama on March 14, 2014. She presented research that she had begun in her Lifespan Development class with Mary Helen Immordino-Yang and as part of her dissertation on binational collaborations in education. She presented research titled: Language and Identity: Mexican Americans and the Spanish Language. She discussed lifespan development theories, attitudes towards language in the U.S., language and identity with Mexican-American youth, and the importance of biliteracy and academic effort of Mexican-American youth.