Dr. Kimberli Huster, Director of ESL, presented a paper at the New York State TESOL Annual Conference on Friday, October 28, in Melville, NY.
Dr. Huster’s paper is entitled “Biliterate Voices: Hmong Women’s Reflections on their U.S. Educational Experiences.” This paper is based on a narrative inquiry study conducted with thirteen Hmong women in a small, private university and will include vignettes of their educational experiences from elementary school through college. Using the words of the women themselves, their stories will elucidate the marginalization of minority populations in the U.S. educational system. Theories will be presented regarding the background of these marginalizing experiences and their effects on literacy and language development.
For more information on the conference: http://nystesol.org/annualconf/