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Monolingual Hispanic Students Learn English

What do we mean when we talk about intelligence? We start by taking a look at some controversial claims about Hispanics and IQ.

Then we talk to Dr. Michael Lopez. He explains a little bit about our complicated brains, as well as what factors he believes need to be accounted for if you are looking for ways of gauging intelligence for people of all backgrounds.

 

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Michael López, Ph.D., a Principal Associate at Abt Associates, brings over 25 years of extensive experience conducting policy-relevant, early childhood research, at the state and national levels, with an emphasis on low-income or culturally and linguistically diverse populations. He currently is serving as Co-Principal Investigator for the National Center for Research on Hispanic Children and Families. Prior to joining Abt, he was Executive Director of the National Center for Latino Child & Family Research.

 

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