Southwest Center for Education Equity and Language Diversity (SCEED)
@College of Education, Arizona State University
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The Southwest Center for Education Equity and Language Diversity (SCEED) is part of the College of Education, Arizona State University. ASU is one of the largest research universities in the world. With an enrollment of over 40,000 students it is the fourth largest public university in the United States. The Southwest Center for Education Equity and Language Diversity is a descendant of the Center for Bilingual Education and Research, which was founded in 1980. It is one of several university units that promote scholarship and discourse on issues and opportunities related to language, race, and ethnicity. ASU offers a full complement of academic degree programs in the humanities and social sciences, through which students gain a deeper understanding of socio-cultural diversity in contemporary U.S. life.
During its early history, as CBER, the Center served mainly as a technical assistance unit providing training and assistance to schools in the Southwest. Starting in 1998, CBER shifted its focus. The Center is now concerned with policy analysis and scholarship in bilingual and dual-language education. The Center's new name more closely represents this new focus. The Center seeks to make a contribution to education policy in the region in a number of ways.
We collaborate with others who share our interest in contextualizing bilingual and dual-language education in a broader framework of needs involving school restructuring and modernization to better serve all children. SCEED's vision is to inform a bi-national pedagogy uniquely suited to education in the borderlands. Among the current projects seeded through SCEED partnerships areProject Alianza, BRJ Online and Metro Phoenix ENLACE.
Please review our mission and scope of work statement and send us your comments.
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Southwest Center for Education Equity and Language Diversity
College of Education, Arizona State University,
P. O. Box 871511, Tempe, AZ 85287-1511
Voice: 480.965.7134 Fax: 480.965.5164