MALS Graduate Portfolio Plática: Juan Lopez

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April 15, 2016


12:00pm - 1:00pm


Gordon White Building (GWB), 2.206


"English Learning Latino Males in Urban Los Angeles"

This portfolio plática by Juan Lopez is part of a larger study examining the experiences of English Learning Latino males who attend public schools in Los Angeles. This work shines light on the issue of the gender and racial gap in higher education and the role that language plays in the educational success of young men of color. It is imperative that gender gap issues within education be addressed, as Latino males fall short in the education pipeline, in comparison to their caucasian male counterparts who outperform Latino males in the classroom and outnumber them in graduation ceremonies.

Juan Lopez is a masters candidate in the Department of Educational Administration with a Graduate Portfolio in Mexican American and Latina/o Studies. His supervisor is Victor Saenz, associate professor in the Department of Educational Administration.

Sponsored by the Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) and the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies (MALS).