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Registration is moving briskly for the annual ODE/COSA Fall Conference for Special Education Administrators, to be held in Eugene at the Hilton Hotel October 4-5.  This conference will address the needs of administrators who work with students with disabilities.

garcia-photo-color Keynote speaker Dr. Eugene García, Vice President for Education Partnerships at Arizona State University, has published extensively in the area of language teaching and bilingual development.  He is currently chairing the National Task Force on Early Childhood Education for Hispanics funded by the Foundation for Child Development and the Mailman Family Foundation.

Garcia is also conducting research in the areas of effective schooling for linguistically and culturally diverse student populations funded by the National Science Foundation. His most recent books include, Hispanic Education in the United States: Raíces y Alas, and, Understanding and Meeting the Challenge of Student Diversity — both published in 2001.  A new book, Teaching and Learning in Two Languages:  Bilingualism and Schooling in the United States, (New York, NY:  Teachers’ College Press, 2005) has been released.  held the position of Dean at Arizona State University’s College of Education (now the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education) from July 2002 to July 2006.  Dr. Garcia's research Website is: http://www-gse.berkeley.edu/research/rlc/index.html.

Other keynote speakers at the Fall Conference include Dr. Jamal Abedi, Professor at the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Davis; Dr. Thomas Parrish,  Managing Director in the Education Program in the Palo Alto office of the American Institutes for Research (AIR); and University of Colorado Professor Dr. Janette Klingler.

For more information, contact Sue Roessler.

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