23 December 2021
Several people with ties to UW-Madison School of Education participated in an International Network of Educational Institutes (INEI) virtual webinar, âLanguage and Literacy Education: Cross-National Experiences,â which took place on December 10. .
The webinar, hosted by the School of Education at the University of SÃ£o Paulo in Brazil, invited faculty and graduate students from around the world to share their expertise and engage in discussions about literacy.
UW-Madison graduate students – and a former alumna – who presented at the event include:
- Esther Bettney, PhD candidate in the Department of Curriculum and Education, who discussed “Decolonizing Kindergarten to Grade 12 pedagogies and practices in multilingual schools”
- Jonathan Marina, PhD student in the Department of Education Policy Studies, presented the topic âSpeech rights: translation and integration into a language course for adult refugees in Ugandaâ
- Olayinka Olagbegi, who received her PhD from the Department of Education Policy Studies in 2021, discussed âLiteracy in the Early School Years in Nigeria: The Language Policy Dilemma Among Teachers in Multilingual Environmentsâ. Olagbedi is currently the Outreach Coordinator for the African Studies Program at UW-Madison.
- Antonella Pappolla, doctoral student in the Department of Educational Policy Studies, shared a lecture titled “We are not starting from a corrective perspective: reflections around sponsorship of academic literacy in public universities in Argentina”
Lesley Bartlett, professor in the Department of Education Policy Studies, was also a presenter at the event. His talk was titled âAsking Sociocultural Questions on theâ Science of Reading â. “
Learn more about the INEI Virtual Webinar.