Language Restrictive Policies and
the Education of English Language Learners
in Boston Public Schools
McCormack School of Policy Studies, UMass Boston
About the Speaker:
Miren Uriarte is a sociologist on the faculty of the College of Public and Community Services, of Latino Studies, and of the PhD Program in Public Policy at the McCormack School of Policy Studies at UMass Boston. She is a senior research associate at the Gaston Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy, of which she was founding director (1989-1992) and director between 2005 and 2009. Her recent research work focuses on the differential effect of social policies and, specifically, of language restrictive educational policies on emergent bilinguals.