Education and Transition through Adulthood Group
Education and Transition to Adulthood Group

Rebecca M. Callahan


Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Rebecca M. Callahan

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Biography


Dr. Callahan’s research interests include the socialization and education of immigrant linguistic minority students at the high school level and during the transition to young adulthood, the role of language in the academic and social processes of immigrant youth, and language policy in education. Currently, she is PI on an NSF funded study, Design Technology and Engineering education for English Learners, exploring teachers’ capacity in both STEM and EL instruction. This work draws from prior psychological and cognitive research on bilinguals’ problem advantage to better optimize elementary bilingual students’ STEM achievement and integration through engineering design and problem solving. Her prior fundeed work has explored the role of the high school context on the civic integration of immigrant young adults (Russell Sage Foundation). This three-year project, entitled, “The role of language and education in the civic integration of adolescent immigrants during the transition to adulthood” explores how formal and informal educational processes in the high school affect the civic and political development of immigrant young adults. She also PI'd a supplemental study, New Citizens in a New Century exploring the role of school context for Latino immigrant young adults from the perspective of high school social science teachers and their former students. Prior funded work includs an NSF RDE-FRI collaborative grant entitled “Students with learning disabilities: STEM pathways in the social context” with Dr. Muller, as well as funding from the American Educational Research Association (AERA) to explore “Math teachers’ pedagogical practices: Effects on linguistic minority students’ STEM preparation and participation”.

Courses


UGS 302 • Immigrnt Studnts-Us Schools-Wb

60245 • Fall 2020
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM
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The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • Immigrant Students-Us Schools

60500 • Fall 2019
Meets TTH 9:30AM-11:00AM SZB 286
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The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

UGS 302 • Immigrant Students-Us Schools

62095 • Fall 2018
Meets M 4:00PM-7:00PM SZB 286
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The Signature Course (UGS 302 and 303) introduces first-year students to the university’s academic community through the exploration of new interests. The Signature Course is your opportunity to engage in college-level thinking and learning.

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  • Education & Transition through Adulthood Group

    University of Texas at Austin
    Population Research Center
    305 E. 23rd Street, Stop G1800
    Austin, Texas 78712