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Coordinator, Spanish Language Program
Lecturer in Spanish
Office Hours:M 2:15-3:05, T 1:15-3:05, Th 2:15-3:05, and by appt
Alice "Ali" Miano is interested in the study of immigrants in the United States and their interactions with U.S. school systems. Related research interests include native Spanish language literacy in the U.S., adult literacy, bilingualism, biliteracy, and second language acquisition. Within the study of second language learning, Ali is particularly interested in heritage and non-native students' acquisition of presentational (academic and professional) language.
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PhD Education, UC Berkeley
Dissertation: ¡Quiero estudiar! Mexican immigrant mothers' participation in their children's schooling--and their own
Awarded "Outstanding Dissertation of 2012" by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Family, School & Community Partnerships Special Interest Group
MA Romance linguistics and literature, UCLA
BA magna cum laude in Honors College with highest departmental honors in Spanish and linguistics, elected to Phi Beta Kappa, UCLA
Miano, A. (2011) Schools reading parents’ worlds: Mexican immigrant mothers building family literacy networks. Multicultural Education, 18(2), 25-33.
Bernhardt, E., Valdés, G., & Miano, A. (2009). A chronicle of standards-based curricular reform in a research university. In Virginia Scott (Ed.) Principles and practices of the standards in college foreign language education. (pp. 54-85). Boston: Heinle & Heinle.
Miano, A. (2004). Hybridity as literacy, literacy as hybridity: Dialogic responses to a heteroglossic world. In Bakhtinian Perspectives on Language, Literacy and Learning. Ball, A. and Freedman, S. (Eds.) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching, Stanford University, 1997
Flanders Fellow, UC Berkeley
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Trainer and Interviewer with Full Certification
ACTFL Writing Proficiency Tester, Full Certification
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