The Arizona Language Minority Rights Research Roundtable of Arizona

January 28 and 29

You are invited to attend the following conference, or attend individual panel sessions. For more information contact Daniel Choi at or 480-727 8655

January 28th - EDC 117 (Lecture Hall)

8.30 – 9:00                  Breakfast
9.00 – 9.15                 Acknowledgements and Introduction to LMERRA – Dr. Terry Wiley, ASU
9.15 – 9:25                 Program Overview – Daniel Choi, ASU
Panel 1: Legal Perspectives on Rights for English Learners. (Chair: Dr. Kay Hunnicutt, Arizona State University)
9:30- 10:15                  The Federal Government and the Rights of Limited English Proficient Students                                                                          Stefan Rosenzweig, J.D., Scholar-in-Residence, Center for Language Minority Education and Research
10:15-11:00                 Policy Brief: Update on the Implementation of the Flores v. Arizona
ruling: Rights to resources for English Learners                                     Tim Hogan, J.D., Executive Director of the Arizona Center for the Law in the Public Interest
11:00- 11:45                Perspectives on the Implications of Proposition 203 and the Flores Decision for Navajo language use in Arizona schools Patrice M. Horstman, J.D., Hufford, Horstman, Mongini, Parnell & McCarthy, P.C
11:45- 12:00                Discussion
12:00- 1:30                 BREAK
Panel 2: Language Policy as a Civil Rights Matter   (Chair: Josu้ Gonzแles, Arizona State University)
1:30- 1:50                    The Rights of Arizona’s Language Minority Students in Historical 
Dr. Jeanne Powers and Lirio Patton, ASU
1:50- 2:10                    Flores v. Arizona: A Case Study
Dr. Beatriz Arias and Angela Randolph, ASU
2:10- 2:30                    Status of Court Standards for Evaluating Language Dr. Kay Hunnicutt and Mario Castro, Arizona State University  
2:30- 2:50                    Discussion     
2:50- 3:00                   Break                                                                          
Panel 3: Language Policy and Educational Opportunity  (Chair: Dr. Terrence Wiley, Arizona State University)
3:00- 3:20                   What are language-minority communities doing in the absence of promotion-oriented or accommodation-oriented rights: A case
                                    study of one Vietnamese heritage language program
Dr. Chris Faltis and Ha Lam
3:20 – 3:40                   How Long Does It Take Second Language Learners to Acquire Structural
                                    Knowledge of English?  A Review of the Literature
                                    Dr. Jeff MacSwan and Chanyoung Park

3:40- 4:00                    University language policy and international graduate students:  Is it de facto, de jure, or does it exist?  A pilot study

Evelyn Monat, Arizona State University

4:00- 4:20                    Discussion
4:20 – 4:30                  CLOSING REMARKS –

January 29th - Coor 170 (Lecture Hall)

8.30 – 9.00                  Breakfast
9.00 – 9.15                  Welcome – Dr. Eugene Garcia, Dean, College of Education, Arizona State
Panel 1: Interpretations of Structured English Immersion under Proposition 203 (Chair: Dr. Teresa McCarty)
9:15 – 10:00                 Southern Arizona Perspective, University of Arizona
                                    (Dr. Richard Ruiz, Jean Favela and Carol Evans)


10:00 – 10:45              Phoenix Perspective, Arizona State University
                                    Dr. Chris Faltis, Dr. Beatriz Arias
10:45 – 11:15               Discussion

11:15- 11:30               Break
Panel 2: Native American language Policies (Chair: Dr. David Beaulieu, Arizona State University)
11:30- 11:50               The Survival of American Indian Languages: A Legal Analysis of
National and State Educational Policies and their Impact on American
Indian Families and Communities.
Dr. Mary Eunice Romero, Vena A-dae Romero and Alma Montes De Oca, Arizona State University
11:50- 12:10                Language Restrictionism and Navajo Identities: Leaving Native Languages and Cultures Behind?
Dr. Teresa McCarty and Victor Begay, Arizona State University
12:10 – 12:30               Discussion       

12:30- 1.30                  BREAK

Panel 3 Language Policy and Accountability (Chair: Dr. Jeff Macswan, ASU)
1.30 - 1.50                   Social Inequities and School Rankings: A Critical Analysis of the AZ
LEARNS Achievement Profiles
                                    Dr. Karen Adams and Eric Johnson, Arizona State University
1:50 – 2:10               How Teachers Perceive Validity in Achievement Testing for English
Language Learners (ELLs).
Dr. Kate Mahoney, ASU- East and Anju Kuriakose
2:10 – 2:30               The Intersection of Proposition 203, NCLB, and AZ Learns in the
Dr. Wayne Wright, University of Texas, San Antonio

2:30 – 2:50                   EL Teacher Responses to high stakes testing, AZ Learns and No Child Left Behind
Dr. Wayne Wright and Chang Pu, University of Texas, San Antonio and Daniel Choi, Arizona State University
2:50 – 3.10                  DISCUSSION
3:10 – 3:30                   Closing Remarks: Dr. Terrence Wiley and Dr. Richard Ruiz