Presidential Visiting Scholar
November 18, 2008Presidential Visiting Scholar: Dr. Angeles Molina-Iturrondo, A Conversation on the Socio-cultural Contexts of Puerto Rican Children's Language and Literacy Development.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
President’s reception to follow
Dr. Angeles Molina-Iturrondo is the Dean of the School of Education University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras.
She has written extensively on early childhood education and literacy development. She is the author of bilingual children’s books and of curricula for early childhood education. Her research studies focus on family literacy and language.
Dr. Molina-Iturrondo’s books include: “Niños y Niñas Que Exploran y Construyen: Currículo Para el Desarrollo Integral en Los Años Preescolares” (“Children Who Explore and Build: Curriculum for Holistic Development in the Preschool Years”) and “Leer y Escribir con Adriana: La Evolución Temprana de la Lectoescritura en una Niña Desde la Infancia Hasta los Seis Años” (“Reading and Writing with Adriana: Early Development of Literacy in a Child from Infancy to Age Six”).
Dr. Molina-Iturrondo has a bachelor’s degree from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, a master’s degree in Art Education from New York University, and a doctorate in Early Childhood Education from Boston University. She conducted post-doctoral research in early literacy development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has also conducted research in Puerto Rico and on the mainland.
Sponsored by the Aspire Institute at Wheelock College, the University of Puerto Rico, and the Presidential International Visiting Scholars Program