The Division of Language, Literacy, and Social Inquiry (LLSI) prepares aspiring researchers, teachers and leaders to advance teaching and learning in multilingual and multicultural contexts. Our aim is to produce research and offer programs that investigate issues related to language and literacy education using a wide array of methodologies. We analyze societal conditions of power and privilege that influence literacy and language practices in schools, families and communities. We advocate for solutions to problems that stem from inequitable learning opportunities in language, literacy, and the arts.
Areas of Specialization: Art; Dance; Elementary Education; English; Middle School Mathematics and Science; Mathematics; Physical Education; Secondary Sciences (Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth/Space Science, Physics); Social Studies; TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages); World Languages (Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, Spanish)