$179,000 Grant awarded to promote bilingualism equitably

Prof. Manuela Wagner and her colleague in the NEAG School, Prof. Elizabeth Howard, received a large grant from the Department of Education to improve bilingual education and biliteracy towards sociocultural competence.


“The research is important now due to equity concerns that are increasingly being raised within the field of dual language education.”

— Associate Professor Elizabeth Howard

“Neag School associate professor Elizabeth Howard will serve as principal investigator and project director for the three-year interdisciplinary project, and Manuela Wagner from UConn’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) will serve as co-principal investigator. The research team will also include the Neag School’s Aarti Bellara, alumna Elena Sada ’20 Ph.D., now assistant professor at Eastern Connecticut State University, as well as UConn doctoral students Sandra Silva-Enos in the Neag School’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Dominique Galvez in CLAS’ Department of Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies.”

Congratulations to the entire team!

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