Program Promotes Languages
Hispanic Students Learn About Heritage, Biliteracy
Posted: November 5, 2012 at 5 a.m.
Jeanette Arnhart instructed a group of middle schoolers standing around a circular table on how to decorate calaveras de azucar, or sugar skulls, with icing and candy, a tradition associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead.
At A Glance
The Latino Youth Biliteracy Project’s main objectives:
To promote linguistic competence in both English and Spanish.
To achieve greater cognitive development through language across the curriculum activities.
To foster deeper understanding and appreciation of Hispanic culture.
To develop cross-cultural communication skills.
To provide mentorship to Latino students and promote college readiness.
Source: Luis Restrepo, Professor Of Spanish, Latin American and Latino Studies, University Of Arkansas
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