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Jorge Osterling

Associate Professor of Education, College of Education and Human Development

Expertise: Multicultural and bilingual education, curriculum reform, teacher education, and the education of Latinos, immigrants and other culturally and linguistically diverse student populations

Since 1996, Osterling has been conducting research that engages and capitalizes on the socio-cultural strengths of grassroots immigrant communities. He believes a comprehensive immigration reform is necessary in dealing with the 12 to 14 million undocumented people in the U.S., and his research explores how children of immigrant origins should be educated in order to become productive and engaged citizens. He can discuss measures that should be taken to solve the problem of undocumented immigrants in the United States, and who benefits from the presence of documented and undocumented immigrants.