For nearly forty years, the work of Dr. Ofelia García has steered not only the field of bilingual education, but also Spanish language education, teaching English to speakers of other languages, and sociolinguistics. As our professor, mentor, colleague, and friend, Dr. García has taught us many powerful lessons. Here, we describe ten of these, including some pertaining to academic and theoretical contributions, as well as some related to advocacy work in multilingualism. We conclude by describing the impact she has had on diverse academic fields through the CUNY-NYSIEB research project, in which she has mobilized her passions to promote educational equity and justice.
Kleyn, Tatyana and Seltzer, Kate
"Top Ten Lessons Learned from Ofelia García: Researching, Teaching and Living from the Heart,"
Journal of Multilingual Education Research: Vol. 9
, Article 7.
Available at: https://research.library.fordham.edu/jmer/vol9/iss1/7