Audrey Lucero, College of Education

Audrey Lucero portrait

Audrey Lucero

Associate Professor, Language and Literacy Education
Director, UO Latinx Studies program
Practice Areas: Literacy Development, Dual Language Immersion Programs, Bilingualism and Biliteracy, Achievement Gaps

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Audrey Lucero is an academic expert in oral language development and how it impacts literacy achievement among Spanish-English emergent bilingual children. Audrey is interested in elementary dual-language immersion programs as venues to facilitate bilingualism and biliteracy. She can talk about early bilingual development and the preparation of public school teachers to teach in linguistically and culturally diverse schools. She can also comment on the increasing diversity in public schools and achievement gaps between white children and children of color (especially Latinos).

Recent Media:
New program starting in fall will offer a minor in Latinx studies (Around the O, Sept. 21, 2020)
Schools in 17 Oregon counties can open for young children. But many Oregon educators aren’t ready to teach face-to-face (The Oregonian, Sept. 7, 2020)
English at school, Spanish at home (Oregon Public Broadcasting, May 31, 2014)