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Spotlight on Multilingualism: RIC and the Community
This 3-part series addresses the timely topic of Multilingualism at RIC and in the community. Experts will speak about the intersections of immigration, multilingualism, and policy in webinar format. The series will culminate with an on-campus focus-group meeting of the Coalition for a Multilingual Rhode Island, the RIC community of faculty, staff, students, and administration; state policymakers; educators; and community members.
Sponsored and Hosted by: Institute for Portuguese and Lusophone World Studies at RIC, RIC World Languages Education Program, the Coalition for a Multilingual RI, and the Committee on College Lectures.
Mar 1, 2023 06:00 PM
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Jeanne Batalova
Senior Policy Analyst @Migration Policy Institute
Jeanne Batalova is a Senior Policy Analyst at MPI and Manager of the Migration Data Hub, a one-stop, online resource that provides instant access to the latest facts, stats, and maps covering U.S. and global data on immigration and immigrant integration. Dr. Batalova’s areas of expertise include the impacts of immigrants on society and labor markets; social and economic mobility of first- and second-generation youth and young adults; and the policies and practices regulating immigration and integration of highly skilled workers and foreign students in the United States and other countries.
Pierre de Galbert, EdD
Visiting Assistant Professor @Brown University
Pierre de Galbert is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Brown University in the education department. His research focuses on language of instruction policies in low- and middle-income countries, and the association between language policies and learning in the early years of formal school. He is particularly interested in the multi-dimensional set of factors that influence both the language policy decisions and their implementation. He is also interested in educational measurement, specifically focusing on literacy acquisition in non-dominant languages.
Coalition for a Multilingual RI
We are a coalition of organizations and community members dedicated to creating a culturally sustaining educational environment where all Rhode Island students learn in multiple languages from Pre-K to college.