The importance of language in process of education
In Professor Bravo's published journal articles, he stresses the importance that language has in regards to the education process. He advocates for better bilingual education in schools in order to promote a more comprehensive learning experience for all students. The lack of bilingual education we currently have limits English as a second language (ESL) students; ESL students fall behind because the level of information that can be absorbed is directly constrained by the understanding of the English language. In tern, this places the ESL students at a disadvantage in the education system, but by implementing bilingual education, ESL students would have the same opportunities as all other students to learn and become a well-rounded person.
Mosqueda, E., Bravo, M. A. & Solís, J. L., Maldonado, S. & De La Rosa, J. (In Press). Assessing Latina/os’ Mathematical Understanding, Academic Language and English Language Proficiency. Bilingual Review Journal.
Bravo, M. A. (In Press). Cultivating Teacher Knowledge of the Role of Language in Science: A Model of Elementary Grade Preservice Teacher Preparation. In A. Oliveira & M. Weinburgh Teacher Preparation in Content-Based Second Language Acquisition NY: Springer.
Bravo, M. A. (In Press). Situating the English Language Arts Common Core Standards in Science: Enhancing Access to Language for Emergent Bilinguals. In P. Proctor, A. Boardman & E. H. Hiebert (Eds.), English Learners & Emergent Bilingualism in the Common Core Era NY: Guilford Press.
Bravo, M. A. (In Press). Open-Ended Vocabulary Assessment. TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching.
Cervetti, G. N., Kulikowich, J. M. & Bravo, M. A. (2015). The Effects of Educative Curriculum Materials on Teachers’ Use of Instructional Strategies for English Language Learners in Science and on Student Learning. Contemporary Educational Psychology 40, 86-98.