Fourth International Conference on Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (ICLCLE)

The International Conference on Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (ICLCLE) is a multi-, inter-, and trans-disciplinary event that brings together language and literacy focused researchers, educators, scholars, instructors, practitioners, activists, and graduate students from around the world. Founded at Indiana University in 2018, ICLCLE fosters opportunities for sharing and discussion of research, pedagogy, and practice about diverse issues in language, literacy, and culture in education. The conference is moving to Purdue University in 2024, where it will continue to support local and global dialogue by providing space for the exchange of ideas and experiences, research-to-practice connection, and collaboration among practitioners and scholars.

Friday, October 25 – Sunday, October 27

Stewart Center
Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN

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Literacy and Language Without Limits: Innovative Practices for Inclusive Education

Amidst the evolving landscape of education, the conference theme of “Literacy and Language Without Limits: Innovative Practices for Inclusive Education” emerges as a beacon of transformation and inclusivity. At ICLCLE, participants will embark on a journey of exploration and dialogue, delving into the multifaceted dimensions of inclusive education. From rich conversations about the current state of PK-12 and adult education to discussions about the nuanced negotiations of power and struggle, ICLCLE will transcend conventional boundaries to envision a future of literacy and language without limits. Through a diverse array of presentations, workshops, and collaborative exchanges, we will collectively navigate the complexities of policy and teaching practices, fostering a deeper understanding of how to create truly inclusive educational environments. Join us on this transformative journey, where research and practice converge to shape a more equitable and empowered future for all.

Keynote Speakers

Kathy Escamilla, PhD

Creating Comprehensive Literacy Programs for Multilingual Learners: Foundational Skills and Beyond

Kathy Escamilla, PhD

University of Colorado – Boulder

Dr. Kathy Escamilla is a Professor Emerita of Education in the Division of Equity, Bilingualism and Biliteracy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Dr. Escamilla’s research focuses on issues related to the development of bilingualism and biliteracy for Spanish-speaking emerging bilingual children in US schools. Her research has also examined assessment practices for emerging bilingual learners. She has authored three books and over 50 research articles on topics related to (bi)literacy for Spanish-speaking children in the U.S. Her most recent research project titled, “Literacy Squared: Lecto-escritura al cuadrado” has been implemented in 6 states with over 5,000 students and 400 teachers. She served two terms as the President of the National Association for Bilingual Education, and one term as the Chair of the Bilingual Special interest group at AERA. Her best professional memories however are from being a bilingual teacher in Colorado and California. The best, best, best memories are of being a mother of 2 and an abuelita of 4.

Serafín M. Coronel-Molina, PhD

Language Policy and Planning and Education in China: The Role of the Museum of Ethnic Cultures at Minzu University of China (MUC)

Serafín M. Coronel-Molina, PhD

Indiana University – Bloomington

Serafín Coronel-Molina is a Quechua Indigenous scholar from South America. Dr. Coronel-Molina has delivered lectures and presented papers at numerous international venues. He currently holds the position of professor in the Literacy, Culture, and Language Education Program, as well as in the International Comparative Education Program within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the School of Education at Indiana University. Additionally, he serves as the Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and the Head Coordinator of the Global Indigenous Studies Network within the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University. His selected books include Language Ideology, Policy and Planning in Peru and Indigenous Language Revitalization in the Americas. He was a Guest-Editor and Co-Editor for the following Special Issues: (1) Language Contact and Universal Grammar in the Andes, (2) Translingual Literacies, (3) Indigenous Language Regimes in the Americas, (4) The Politics of Language, and (5) New Frameworks for Language Revitalization in the 21st Century: Case Studies from the Americas and Europe. Dr. Coronel-Molina is one of the Founding Members of the Global Institute for Transformative Education (GITE). In addition, he is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education (IJLCLE). He also serves as the Co-Editor-in-Chief, for the Global Journal of Transformative Education (GJTE). Likewise, he is one of the Co-Editors for the Book Series Language, Education, and Diversity, published by Multilingual Matters in the UK.

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