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Sept. 24, 2020

Faculty voice: Elevating immigrants

Jungmin Kwon is an assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education within the College of Education. Her research examines the language and literacy practices of immigrant children and families.

“My research positions immigrant children and families as multilingual and transnational experts by highlighting the ways in which they uniquely build, draw upon and mobilize their linguistic and cultural repertoires across spaces and countries. Through research, I challenge deficit perspectives around immigrant children’s language and literacy, and I invite educators and researchers to think about ways to create curriculum and instruction that foreground bilingualism and honor children’s transnational experiences.”

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