The University of Arizona
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Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as (CEMELA)

Project Website: Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as (CEMELA)

The Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as (CEMELA) is an interdisciplinary, multi-university consortium focused on the research and practice of the teaching and learning of mathematics with Latino students in the United States. CEMELA brings together experts in mathematics education, mathematics, language, and culture to collaboratively work on improving the mathematics education of low-income Latino students. CEMELA aims to understand the interplay of mathematics education and the unique language, social and political issues that affect Latino communities. CEMELA's holistic approach involves the various interested parties in the education of children: parents, school administrators, and teachers. CEMELA will be relevant not only to Latinos but also to other groups of linguistically and culturally diverse students through the development of theory and practice for how to turn language and cultural diversity into educational assets for the mathematics education of all students.