#2: Equity in Education: New Americans and English Language Learners
Right now, I think that I want to focus on young new Americans/immigrants/English language learners in school (I’m thinking K-12, but not definitively). I still have to refine this idea and come up with some concrete research questions, but the idea of equity in education is becoming increasingly important to me, and because I know that that’s an incredibly broad topic I’d like to focus on this aspect of it. I think it’s an important issue now more than ever, and the way Vermont school systems adapt to students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse capabilities and varied understandings of English is incredibly important. I know there’s a UVM professor who’s working with this topic in some capacity (I think she’s focusing on children of non-English speakers becoming translators) and I think that that could be a good resource (hopefully one of many). This is also a place where student interviews could be incredibly powerful.