Lucinda Pease Alvarez

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Lucinda Pease Alvarez is a professor of education at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Her research focuses on topics related to the use and development of language and literacy among Mexican-descent children and the development of pedagogical perspectives that build on the resources that these children and their families bring to schools and classrooms. She is also engaged in research examining how teachers of English learners are responding to and negotiating recent policy mandates related to the teaching of language and literacy. Her scholarship in teacher education is focused on investigating how prospective teachers’ experiences with language minority children and their families outside of school informs their perspectives on learning and teaching as well as their instructional practice.

Selected Publications