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Guest lecturer examines Latino child literacy

April 9, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Dr. Luis Moll will address the connections among culture, psychology and education, especially among Latino children, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in Putney Auditorium of the Fetzer Center at Western Michigan University. The lecture is open to the public free of charge and concludes the spring Social Justice Lecture Series.

Moll is a professor of language, reading and culture at the University of Arizona and will address "Funds of Knowledge: Using Cultural Assets for Educational Development." He will look specifically at the connections among culture, psychology and education for Latino children and how literacy takes place in the broader social contexts of household and community life.

For more information on the Social Justice Lecture Series, contact Dr. Joseph Kretovics at joseph.kretovics@wmich.edu or (269) 387-6867 or Dr. Santiago-Valles at santiago.valles@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2561.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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