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Dawn Wink, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
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Andrés Ramírez, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Ratón, Florida, USA & Alsu Gilmetdinova, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
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WAYNE WRIGHT ON THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION: AN INTERVIEW
Alsu Gilmetdinova, Curriculum and Instruction, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

A speaker of Khmer, a scholar and educator of bilingual education and language policy Dr. Wayne E. Wright is an avid advocate for the educational needs of multilingual students. In the interview, Dr. Wright states, that, “I want everyone to be bilingual, but I don’t want everyone to become bilingual and then still have the language minority students on the short end of the stick.” –Wayne Wright

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SONIA NIETO ON THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION: AN INTERVIEW
Andrés Ramírez, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Ratón, Florida, USA

The name of Sonia Nieto is synonym with advocacy and support for bilingual education… But there was a time when this was not so. Learn about this and what has, from its inception, driven opposition to bilingual education. Read More

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DAVID ROGERS ON THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION: AN INTERVIEW
Andrés Ramírez, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Ratón, Florida, USA

What are new patterns regarding the Office of Civil Rights in regards to bilingual education? What’s happening in New Mexico, North Carolina? Among all places, Paraguay? What lessons are to be learned? Hot topics in bilingual teacher development and more! Read More

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KATE MENKEN ON THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION: AN INTERVIEW
Alsu Gilmetdinova, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

A researcher, educator, policy analyst and a professional development coach, Dr. Menken's research and work is dedicated to helping teachers and administrators create and provide opportunities for quality and meaningful multilingual education for all students. Observing positive changes in society towards language education, she notes, “For many parents here in New York, the choice of dual language programming is seen as an alternative to gifted and talented programs, as another form of enrichment.” –Kate Menken Read More

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OFELIA GARCIA ON THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF BILINGUAL EDUCATION: AN INTERVIEW
Andrés Ramírez, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Ratón, Florida, USA

How has Ofelia García changed her perspectives on bilingualism and bilingual education over time and why? How did she go from simply being a follower to a world-renowned scholar on the field? These issues (and more) explored in detail in this interview. Read More

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