Education school well represented at INEI literacy focused webinar


23 December 2021

Several people with ties to UW-Madison School of Education participated in an International Network of Educational Institutes (INEI) virtual webinar, “Language and Literacy Education: Cross-National Experiences,” which took place on December 10. .

The webinar, hosted by the School of Education at the University of São 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 “Speech rights: translation and integration into a language course for adult refugees in Uganda”
  • Olayinka Olagbegi, who received her PhD from the Department of Education Policy Studies in 2021, discussed “Literacy in the Early School Years in Nigeria: The Language Policy Dilemma Among Teachers in Multilingual Environments”. 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 “Asking Sociocultural Questions on the“ Science of Reading ”. “

Learn more about the INEI Virtual Webinar.


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