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Project Alianza hosts quarterly meeting at University
By Biada Galvan, Public Affairs Specialist
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Posted: 07/02/2002
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Project Alianza, funded by the Kellogg Foundation, is a binational effort between United States and Mexico institutions of higher education that enables more than 200 teachers to become leaders in bilingual/bicultural settings. Directed by Dr. Hilda Medrano, Dr. Leo Gomez and Irasema Gonzalez in the UTPA College of Education, it recruits and certifies traditional students, teacher-aides and "normalistas" (legal U. S. residents who were certified teachers in Mexico) to teach in bilingual classrooms. Pictured are Project Alianza partners from UTPA, California State University at Bakersfield, California State University at Long Beach, the Intercultural Development Research Association, the Mexican-American Solidarity Foundation, Southwest Texas State University, The University of Texas at San Antonio and Texas A&M International University at a recent quarterly meeting at the University Library. As of summer 2002, 32 students have completed the program, including 17 normalistas, and are successfully teaching.