Sandra M. Gonzales
Office Hours: Tuesdays, 1:30-4pm, 285 College of Education and 6:50-7:50pm, after class
Thursdays, 1:30-3pm, 285 College of Education, or by appointment
- Ed.D., International Educational Development, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2009.
- M.Ed., International Educational Development, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2002.
- M.A., Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, Antioch University, Seattle, Washington, 1996.
- Certificate, School of Social Work, Ethnic Minority Mental Health Specialist, University of Washington, 1996.
- B.S., Psychology, Michigan State University, 1992.
Research interests include the intersection of Bilingual/Bicultural and Family and Community Education with Indigenous and Latino Studies. Family and Community Education is utilized as a foundation through which to examine learning from the perspective of the learner as opposed to the institution. Such examination is critical to teacher education because it provides a useful lens through which one can examine the social, political and historical constructs that hinder educational collaborations between Latino students/families and the school, the community and society at large. Also of significance is "autohistoria-teoría," a term coined by Gloria Anzaldúa, a Chicana literary scholar, to describe how personal narratives can become critical pedagogies that inspire social justice, dialogue and cross-cultural understanding. Autohistoria-teoría and Indigenous pedagogies are infused with the contemporary and the urban, to establish a new discourse within Bilingual/Bicultural Education that counters the effects of "subtractive" schooling models by creating an "additive" environment that uses stories and storytelling as a pedagogical tool to promote cultural, linguistic and intellectual diversity in the classroom.
Community Engagement Activities
- Michigan Department of Education, ELL Advisory Committee
- The Detroit Latino Agenda, Education Committee