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Articles for: Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education

A closer look: Immigration and education

February 17, 2017
Professor Pedro R. Portes from the University of Georgia College of Education argues that immigration has shaped U.S. education in profound ways.

Partnership helps English language learners in 2 countries

December 18, 2016
The partnership draws from research from the College of Education's Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, which found a particular method of instruction called "instructional conversation" was extremely successful in helping English-language learners catch up with their peers.

CLASE researcher named Service-Learning Fellow

October 28, 2016
Paula Mellom, associate director for the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, aims to develop a graduate-level course.

Day on campus teaches kids to be language leaders

October 24, 2016
Hall County students get an up-close look at Portuguese, Latin American plants, and a new way to frame classroom discussions.

CLASE celebrates students, family and friends at annual Parent Night

May 19, 2016
Earlier this month, the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education's Tutoring and Mentoring program culminated in a Parent Night celebration.

Graduate student works to preserve language diversity

February 17, 2016
While bilingualism leads to a host of cognitive benefits, Will Mira also understands the risks associated with monolingual education.

CLASE researcher's article noted for its popularity

November 19, 2015
An article by a CLASE researcher has been named among Taylor & Francis Publishing's most popular, according to Altmetrics scoring.

New camp for underserved kids also serves research goal

June 23, 2015
We often hear about one-shot outreach programs designed to give students an opportunity to give back to the community, but this summer, the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education (CLASE)—an educational research and development center in the College of Education—is taking "outreach" to a whole new level. For two weeks, 17 children from Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School in Athens participated in creative problem solving activities and explored the Athens community through the Fu

Learning English happens best when conversation is part of curriculum

May 1, 2015
A new teaching model using small groups significantly improves how well English-language learners increase vocabulary and reading comprehension, according to a pioneering new study by researchers at the University of Georgia. Using a conversational instruction method, where a teacher presents small groups of students with a question and asks them to work out the answer among the group, English-language learners increased language skills and reading comprehension when compared with traditional c

Talk it out: Learning English happens best when conversation is part of curriculum

April 28, 2015
A new teaching model using small groups significantly improves how well English-language learners increase vocabulary and reading comprehension, according to a pioneering new study by researchers at the University of Georgia.