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EDUCATION ACROSS THE AMERICAS CONFERENCE 2012 “Educational Research and Policy: Multiple Perspectives”

EDUCATION ACROSS THE AMERICAS CONFERENCE

ALAS

Friday, March 30, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM (PDT)

New York, NY

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EDUCATION ACROSS THE AMERICAS CONFERENCE 2012

“Educational Research and Policy: Multiple Perspectives”


The Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) at Teachers College, Columbia University is pleased to host its 10th Annual Education Across the Americas Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University.

WHEN: March 30th, 2012.

WHERE: Horace Mann 140, Teachers College, Columbia University, 525 West, 120th Street


2012 Conference Program Overview

Friday, March 30th, 2012

 

Time

Description

8-9:00 am

Registration & Light Breakfast

Location: Horace Mann Building - HM 140

 

9-10:30 am

 

Session A

 

PANEL I: Secondary School Standardized Assessment in Colombia

Location: Horace Mann Building-HM144

 

Paper 1: Rendimiento en la prueba SABER 11 de personas con y sin discapacidad

Andrea Padilla Muñoz, Universidad del Rosario, Colombia

Viviana Rodríguez, Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

Sergio Castro, Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

Carlos Gómez, Universidad Javeriana, Colombia

 

Paper 2: Análisis de desempeño en las pruebas SABER 11 para Bogotá a través de la metodología de modelos HGLM

Gustavo Junca, Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia

 

Discussant: Lina Rangel, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

PANEL II: Immigration Issues

Location: Horace Mann Building -HM 148

 

Paper 1: Helping SIFE: Trading in the label for academic achievement

Sarah Cacicio, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Paper 2: Picture of the soul: using photographic images to elicit deeper student responses in urban schools with significant Hispanic populations

Dino Sossi, Columbia University

 

Paper 3: Students’ perceptions of language variation in the teacher’s talk and its implications on classroom language socialization

Adriana Fernandez Criado, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Panel 4: The effects of parental migration on the schooling received by children left behind in El Salvador

Estrella Olivares-Orellana, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Discussant: Carmina Makar Martin, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

10:30-10:45am

BREAK

10:45-12:30pm

Session B

PANEL III: Civic Education and Violence Prevention

Location: Horace Mann Building- HM 144

 

Paper 1: Influencia del clima democrático en el salón de clase sobre los resultados en conocimiento cívico en América Latina

Harvy Vivas Pacheco, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Angélica Valencia Serna, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia

           

Paper 2: Communities of (Social) Innovation in Rio de Janeiro

Laura Scheiber, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Paper 3:Dispositivos formales y no formales: El papel que juegan en los procesos de formación ciudadana de jóvenes hijos de mexicanos en Estado Unidos

Alfonso Cruz Aguilar, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos, México

 

Paper 4: Reproducing Inequality? Environmental Factors affecting school abandonment in rural highland Peru

Dara MacDonald, SIPA, Columbia University

 

Discussant: Susana Martinez Restrepo, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

PANEL IV: Teachers Evaluation, Politics, and Unions in Mexico

Location: Horace Mann Building- HM 148

 

Paper 1:Maestros y Movimiento: Teaching as Performance in Oaxaca, Mexico

Cristian Bracho, New York University

 

Paper 2: Policy decisions on Basic education in Mexico and quality teaching/teacher’s practice in Math.

Raquel Concha, Universidad de las Américas, Mexico City

 

Discussant: Rita Sanchez, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

12:30-1:15pm

LUNCH

Location: Horace Mann  140

1:15-5:15

Teaching Workshop

Location: Horace Mann Building- HM 152

 

 “The ESCUELA NUEVA Educational Model: Practical Lessons for Increasing School Quality in NYC from the Americas and Beyond”

*Only for participants who applied and were accepted for admission.

 

Sponsored by: The U.S. Department of Education Title VI, Federal Grant for Latin America and the Caribbean to Columbia University and New York University.

1:15- 2:45 pm

Session C

 

PANEL V: Higher Education: Access and Quality

Location: Horace Mann Building- HM 144

 

Paper 1: Impacto del programa computadores para educar en el ingreso de estudiantes a Educación Superior en Colombia

Juliana Márquez Zuñiga, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

 

Paper 2: Race and Class-based policies in Brazilian Higher Education: A shift in focus from access and toward permanence of quota students at the Universidad Federal da Bahia

Paulo Da Silva, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Discussant: Daniel Friedrich, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

2:45- 3 pm

BREAK

3-5:00pm

Session D

 

PANEL VI: Latino/a Cultural identities and academic achievement

Location: Horace Mann Building- HM 148

 

Paper 1: Undergraduate Latin@ Student Organizations: A Latin@ Critical Theory Analysis

Jessica Cruz, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Paper 2: Positive Mexican Identity Formation and its Impact on Academic Achievement

Roberto Santamaría, Columbia University

 

Paper 3: Towards a Transformative Resistance in Graduate School: Latina/o Testimonios at Teachers College

Gloria Calderon, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Paper 4: Internal Resistance: A Developmental Story of Human Agency

Román Liera, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Discussant: Givanni Ildefonso, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

5:00-5:30pm

BREAK

5:30-7:30pm

Closing Keynote Panel

Location: Milbank Chapel, Zankel Building

 

“Education, Culture & Latino Immigrants”

 

Keynotes:

 Prof. Bruce Fuller, UC Berkeley

 

Prof. Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College

 

Moderator:

Prof. Lesley Bartlett, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

7:30pm

Dinner & Reception

Location: Everett Lounge

 

 

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When & Where



Horace Mann 140
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West, 120th Street
New York, NY 10027

Friday, March 30, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 7:30 PM (PDT)


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The Association of Latin American Students aims to create an academic, cultural and social network within the Latin American community at Teachers College. It embraces graduate students from a wide diversity of countries and strives to develop an enriching, supportive and culturally inclusive environment to exchange experiences and promote educational improvements in Latin American countries

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