Upcoming Webinar Focuses on Humanizing Education for Immigrant and Refugee Youth

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Join Childhood Education International and Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College for the third in our spring webinar series about how educators, researchers, practitioners, and policymakers can better support refugee and (im)migrant students.

CE International’s Julie Kasper, Director of Teacher Learning and Leadership at the Center for Professional Learning, will moderate a discussion with the authors of a new book, Humanizing Education for Immigrant and Refugee Youth. The authors will share some strategies, models, and concrete ideas for better serving newcomer immigrant and refugee youth in U.S. schools, with a focus on grades 6-12.

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Book Talk: Humanizing Education for Immigrant and Refugee Youth

April 11 – 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT

Speakers will include:

Monisha Bajaj

Monisha Bajaj is professor of International and Multicultural Education at the University of San Francisco. She is the editor and author of eight books and numerous articles on issues of peace, human rights, migration, racial justice, and education. Bajaj is also a guest contributor to Learning for Justice, Edutopia, and The Conversation. In 2015, she received the Ella Baker/Septima Clark Human Rights Award from Division B of the American Educational Research Association.

Daniel R. Walsh

Daniel R. Walsh has worked at the primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of education for more than 30 years. He is currently an English Language Fellow with the U.S. State Department in Cusco, Perú. Prior, Walsh was faculty in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and previously held various leadership roles in the New York City Department of Education, including director of multilingual learners, director of teaching and learning, principal, and senior director of professional learning. He has more than 10 years of classroom ESL teaching experience in grades K–5, high school, and community college settings in both the U.S. and abroad.

Lesley Bartlett

Lesley Bartlett is professor and chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. An anthropologist by training, working in the field of International and Comparative Education, Bartlett’s research is in literacy studies (including multilingual literacies) and migration. She is the author of more than nine books, including Rethinking Case Study Research: A Comparative Approach.

Gabriela Martinez

Gabriela Martínez arrived in the U.S. at age 16 from El Salvador, speaking little English. She went on to graduate from Oakland International High School, received her bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University in 2016, and earned her master’s in Migration Studies from the University of San Francisco in 2022.