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"The Navajo People, Culture and Language"

Jan. 29, 2009 4:30-6 p.m.

University Club, Tempe campus
Peterson Zah is past president of the Navajo Nation and now is a special adviser to ASU President Michael Crow.


Saturday, October 6, 2007, 8:30am - 3:15pm    

The No Child Left Behind Act: Blessing or Curse for English Language Learners?                  

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Memorial Union - Upper level, Room 202 

With the controversial education law up for reauthorization this year, opinions in Congress are sharply divided on whether to extend, amend, or dismantle federal "accountability" mandates. Though the debate is complex, it boils down to a simple question for policymakers: On balance, is the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) helping or harming the "left behind" groups it claims to benefit? 

Join us on Saturday, October 6, at 8:30am for a free mini-conference addressing this important question. The meeting is scheduled to end at 3:15pm. 

The event is open to the public, and will feature presentations by James Crawford, Director, Institute for Language Education and Policy (ILEP); David Beaulieu, Director, ASU Center for Indian Education; David Berliner, Regents Professor, Arizona State University; and Tim Hogan, Executive Director, Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest. 

The event is co-sponsored by the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education, the Divisions of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, the ASU Center for Indian Education, and the Cartwright Elementary School District. 

Please RSVP Paula Miller at paula.miller@asu.edu by October 1. For further information about the event, please contact Professors Carlos Ovando (carlos.ovando@asu.edu) or Jeff MacSwan (macswan@asu.edu)


May 3 - May 5, 2007

The 20th Annual University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute (UC LMRI) Conference. Hosted and co-sponsored by the Arizona State University Linguistic Minority Research Initiative (ASU LMRI) of the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education.at Arizona State University, Tempe Campus.


"Immigrants, Education, and Language": More than 10 million school children in the United States are first or second generation immigrants. One of the traditional functions of U.S. public schools has been to help prepare immigrants for successful integration into American society. This not only includes teaching them English, but also providing academic and social supports to meet the increasingly high standards for subject matter competency, high school graduation, and college access. Yet the achievement of immigrant students, even those who have mastered English, lags behind those of other students.

Thursday, February 1, 2007

See www.asu.edu/asian: Lecture by Professor Madeline K. Spring at 3:00 PM in LL 165.

The Department of Languages and Literatures and the Center for Asian Research present
Professor Madeline K. Spring
Associate Professor of Chinese, University of Colorado at Boulder
Academic Director, Chinese K-16 Flagship Program, University of Oregon
Changing the Paradigm for Language Teaching: The Chinese Flagship K-16

Madeline Spring is the author of Animal Allegories in T’ang China and Making
Connections: Enhance Your Listening Comprehension in Chinese.

Friday, Jan. 26, 2007:

See hard copy Arizona Insight ASU campus newspaper, January 19, 2007:

" The Nature of Writing and the Cult of the Text: Language, Loss, and Redemption in Imperial China," 4-6 p.m., Coor Hall room 5536. Speaker:
Lionel M. Jensen, associate professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures, concurrent associate professor of history, Fellow of Helen Kelogg Institute for International Studies, Joan B. Kroc Institute or
International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame. Sponsored by the
Center for Asian Research. Information (480) 965-7184.

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2007:

See hard copy Arizona Insight ASU campus newspaper, January 19, 2007:

"Brown v. Board in Linguistic Perspective: The Ebonics Controversy & Minority Language Education in America. " 1:30 p.m. University Club.
Speaker: John Baugh, Margaret Bush Wilson Professor in Arts and Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis. Sponsored by the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education. Information: (480) 965-6502.


25th Conrado Gomez Torneo de Ortografia May 5, 2007 in Tucson - CLICK ON THE LINK ABOVE FOR DETAILS


NABE Proposal for Phoenix 2006 -- Deadline: May 27, 2005

The 35th Annual Conference of the National Association for Bilingual Education will be held on January 18-21, 2006 in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to inviting nationally and internationally recognized keynote and major speakers, NABE is soliciting presentations from the field for concurrent sessions.

Postmark Deadline: May 27, 2005
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent by October 21, 2005

Online proposal submission at: http://www.nabe.org/conference/proposal.php

Conrado Gómez Statewide Spanish Spelling Tournament --  May 7, 2005 

This year the Tucson Association for Bilingual Education, in conjunction with Sunnyside Unified School District and Tucson Unified School District, will again sponsor the Conrado Gómez Statewide Spanish Spelling Tournament.  This year’s Torneo will be hosted by Sunnyside Unified School District and will be held at Challenger Middle School, 100 East Elvira Road, Tucson, Arizona, 10:00 AM to noon on Saturday,  May 7, 2005.  Check-in will begin at 9:00 AM .

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AABE 2005 Membership Meeting --April 30th, 2005  10:00AM – 2:00PM.

The AABE Executive Board invites you to an all membership meeting on Saturday, April 30th, 2005 at the Fiesta Inn located on the southwest corner of Broadway and Priest.  The meeting is scheduled from 10:00AM – 2:00PM. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided courtesy of AABE. Space is limited and to keep within budget, it is extremely important to RSVP no later than Tuesday, April 26, 2005 to Eufemia Amabisca either at 602-243-8019 - or eufemia.amabisca@smcmail.maricopa.edu 

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COLLOQUIUM at Arizona State University on January 28 and 29, 2005:

You are invited to attend the following conference, or attend individual panel sessions. Click here to view more information on The Arizona Language Minority Rights Research Roundtable of ArizonaFor more information contact Daniel Choi at Daniel.Choi@asu.edu or 480-727 8655. 

Tucson Area Bookmobile- January-December 2005:

 The bookmobile visits the Northwest Side on the first and third Saturdays of each month. It stops at:

 ● Roadrunner Elementary School, 16651 W. Calle Carmela, Marana, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

 ● Rillito Vista Recreation Center, 8820 W. Robinson St., Rillito, 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

 ● The southwest corner of Picture Rocks and Sandario roads, Avra Valley, 1:10 to 2:10 p.m.

Story times

 Family (for all ages): Dewhirst-Catalina, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Nanini, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays; Oro Valley, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays.

 Babies (up to 18 months): Nanini, 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays; Oro Valley, 10 a.m. Mondays.

 Toddlers (18 months to 3 years): Nanini, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Oro Valley, 10 a.m. Fridays.

 Preschoolers (3- to 5-year-olds): Marana, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays; Nanini, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays and Fridays; Oro Valley, 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays.



More on Writing Workshop

Dates:               December 11, 2004 CANCELLED
                          January 8, 2005
                          February 12, 2005

Time:                 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location:         South Mountain Community College
                                  7050 S. 24th Street
                                  Phoenix Arizona     

Cost:               $300.00.  Materials and box lunch will be provided.  

Latino parents, meet schools chief  Nov. 10, 2005

SCOTTSDALE - The Scottsdale Parent Council is holding an evening with Scottsdale schools Superintendent John Baracy for the Latino parent community at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Paiute Neighborhood Center, 6535 E Osborn Road.

Baby-sitting and translators will be available. Information: (602) 840-9199.

Academic Exchange Quarterly Call for papers

 The Fall 2005 issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly will be devoted to bilingualism. The following url provides complete details: 


The print journal of AEQ has over 23,000 readers, and the electronic version, available free world-wide, has hundreds of thousands of potential readers as it is available from Gale's InfoTrac Expanded Academic Index.

 Thanks for considering AEQ. 

Dr. Marie-Luce Bourguet

Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London

Editor, Academic Exchange Quarterly Fall 2005 Issue


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 Arizona Debate continues...


IMPORTANT ELL NEWS 2009...The US Supreme court has agreed to decide if Arizona is providing the needed money for ELL programs. News article available on AABE News 2009 link (Jan. 9). Check back for updates. 


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