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Irma Olmedo, PhD

Associate Professor Emerita of Curriculum and Instruction

Contact

Office Phone:

(312) 996-4508

About

Irma Olmedo is Associate Professor Emerita whose research and teaching are in the areas of language education, teacher development and issues of immigration and education.

She has published journal articles and book chapters in these areas.

Education

PhD, Kent State U., Curriculum
Certificate of Advanced Study in Curriculum, University of Chicago
MA Latin American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Research Currently in Progress

Young children’s bilingual, metalinguistic and metacommunicative development:

  • Oral history and family narratives of Latino elderly to explore culture and its transmission to younger generation.
  • Preparing teachers for urban schools and mentoring teachers for educating English language learners.
  • Immigration: Socio-political, linguistic and educational dimensions.