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  • Teaching Authenticity: The Marcelo Lucero Project
    Apr 20, 2010
    I have been following the Marcelo Lucero story in the news for past couple of years. He was an Ecuadorian immigrant who had fallen victim to racism and prejudice and was murdered in November 2008 in Patchogue, Long Island. The perpetrators were white teenagers who went out looking to "beat a Mexican" and found and killed Marcelo Lucero instead (ever heard of the phrase, "we all look alike?") ...
  • Re-Learning/Real Learning
    Apr 6, 2010
    What makes them different from other adult learners, especially their American native-born counterparts, is the urgency by which they view the process of English language acquisition: a matter of survival, so to speak. Their lives hinge on the few words they could learn so they could use them to take the train, negotiate for goods, and speak with their neighbors. ...
  • Profiles in the Land of Opportunity
    Mar 16, 2010
    o o o I am one of the millions of Americans looking for a job in this economy. A daunting task, notwithstanding credentials under our belt. In the Internet economy, a new marketplace has been created for job seekers, only less than a decade old. ...
  • Adult Learners: The Missing Angle in K-12
    Mar 10, 2010
    o o o In two high profile articles in The New York Times Magazine and Newsweek, the country is reminded once again that not only does K-12 education have collosal challenges, some teachers now have to go. ...

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