The Future of Education

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Aída Nevárez-La Torre

Institution: Fordham UniversitynGraduate School of Education

Country: United States

Aida A. Nevárez-La Torre, Ed.D

Dr. Aida A. Nevárez-La Torre obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Education majoring in English as a Second Language Education, magna cum laude, from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, and a Master of Science in Bilingual Education from State University of New York at Albany. At Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, she completed a Doctoral Degree in Reading, Language, and Learning Difficulties. For several years she worked as an ESL and bilingual education teacher in Puerto Rico and the United States.

Currently, she is an associate professor at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education (GSE) and the Chair of the Division of Curriculum and Teaching. At GSE, she also coordinates the Innovation in Curriculum and Instruction PhD Program and the MST programs in TESOL and Bilingual Education. In addition, she developed and serves as the Senior Editor of the Journal of Multilingual Education Research (JMER), an open-access electronic academic journal.

Her current research is on multilingual education with a focus on biliteracy, teacher education, and learning through language. She has several scholarly presentations and publications. Some of her notable scholarly publications include: Developing Bilingualism and Biliteracy in Content Instruction Using a Linguistic Integrative Perspective (2017, Rowe & Littlefield); Necessary Ideological Shifts in Teaching Language (2014, Centro de Investigaciones Educativas, Universidad de Puerto Rico); Transiency in Urban Schools: Challenges and Opportunities in Educating ELLs with a Migrant background (2012, Education and Urban Society Journal); and The Power of Learning From Inquiry: Teacher Research as a Professional Development Tool in Multilingual Schools (2010, Information Age Publishers).

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