2019 Urban Research Award: Partnering with Families with Limited English Proficiency to Promote Language Justice and Equity in Education Settings

Catalina Tang yan

PIs: Catalina Tang Yan, MS, PhD student; School of Social Work
Co-PI: Linda Sprague Martinez, PhD; Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

Youth of color whose first language is not English are the fastest growing segment of the youth population in the United States. Families with limited English proficiency are often restricted from the many opportunities available in urban cities like Boston, leading to inequities in education. In partnership with Massachusetts Advocates for Children, Loreto Paz Anzaldo, community interpreter and translator, and key community stakeholders, the investigators seek to explore the experiences and recommendations of limited English proficiency families whose children are enrolled in Special Education programs to promote equity in education settings.