Mentoring and Supporting Latino/Spanish Heritage Learners
With Dr. Kelly Lowther-Pereira
Monday, November 9, 2020
With the number of U.S. Latino students pursuing higher education on the rise, colleges and universities must consider ways to support this student population, which comprises a significant number of Spanish heritage speakers and first generation college students. This presentation highlights mentoring practices and strategies to help promote academic achievement among Latino students, with insights from previous literature on Latinos in higher education and Spanish heritage language education, as well as faculty and student reflections. Topics addressed include the important roles that language, culture, and identity play in education, and how strengthening community connections and providing opportunities for student leadership and growth can contribute to student success.