Saturday, 7 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Metropolitan A, Sheraton
A linked session arranged in conjunction with The Presidential Forum: Language, Literature, Learning
Presiding: Barbara K. Altmann, Univ. of Oregon
Speakers: Mark Bauerlein, Emory Univ.; Anne Ruggles Gere, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Catherine Ingold, National Foreign Language Center; Claire J. Kramsch, Univ. of California, Berkeley
A roundtable discussion of literacy acquisition and education policy, including the “common core standards” and “the race to the top.” How do current policies and the content of standardized examinations affect student literacy in high schools, and what are the consequences for the college classroom? What policies might contribute to improved first-language literacy skills, and how can we promote second-language learning so as to achieve universal bilingualism?
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