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Gort, Mileidis Professor

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  • Dr. Mileidis Gort brings an interdisciplinary orientation to her work, having been trained in Human Development, Sociolinguistics, and Education, with a focus on the language, literacy, and cultural experiences and practices of young bilinguals. Her program of research documents the complex and varied ways in which emergent bilingual children use their dynamic linguistic and cultural funds of knowledge to learn and interact with teachers and peers in school contexts where two languages are used for instruction. She also investigates teachers’ languaging practices in dual language classrooms, and the ways in which teachers draw on emergent bilingual children’s developing expertise and experiences to support their engagement with language- and literacy-based activities and experimentation with new language forms.

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  • biliteracy

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  • EDUC 4425 - Foundations of Bilingual/Multicultural Education
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides a comprehensive survey of bilingual-multicultural education programs for emergent bilingual students. Includes an overview of the history and legislation related to the education of emergent bilingual students, as well as the various models, theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, and pedagogical practices that constitute sound educational practices for emergent bilingual students. Same as EDUC 5425.
  • EDUC 4615 - Language Acquisition for Bilingual Learners
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Examines the variables that interact in the process of learning a second language and developing bilingualism/bi-literacy. These variables include the learner�s background, motivation, linguistic, cognitive, emotional, social, cultural, and political factors. The course will examine these factors and generate understandings about how they work together to foster or inhibit successful development of bilingualism/bi-literacy in community, home and school contexts.
  • EDUC 5425 - Foundations of Bilingual/ Multicultural Education
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides a comprehensive survey of bilingual-multicultural education programs for emergent bilingual students. Includes an overview of the history and legislation related to the education of emergent bilingual students, as well as the various models, theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, and pedagogical practices that constitute sound educational practices for emergent bilingual students. Same as EDUC 4425.
  • EDUC 5635 - Education and Sociolinguistics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Explores the discipline of sociolinguistics, the study of language variation and use, and its application within education settings. Not designed as an advanced sociology or linguistics course. Areas of study include language variation, speech communities, the ethnolography of communication, speech and social identities, and sociolinguistic research related to teaching and learning.
  • EDUC 8615 - Language Issues in Education Research
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines ways in which issues of language can affect the validity of educational research. Discusses how language can be properly addressed with a multidisciplinary perspective through different stages in the process of an investigation, including design, sampling, data collection, and data analysis. Provides the conceptual basis for addressing linguistic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective.

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