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Ana Christina Da Silva

Director of Learning, Diversity, and Urban Studies, Learning, Teaching, and Diversity
Professor of the Practice, Elective Learning Vanderbilt Department of Teaching and Learning

Diverse Community Engagement through Public Schools

Ana’s research centers on the learning ecologies of linguistically/culturally diverse students and family and diverse urban community resources available in- and out-of-school contexts.

Professor da Silva’s research centers at the learning ecologies of linguistically/culturally diverse students; family and community resources in diverse urban in- and out-of-school contexts; and partnerships between family, community, school, and university that support the literacy learning of linguistically diverse learners and emphasize educational opportunity and equity. She has taught in public schools in Brazil and the United States and has worked with researchers in Chile, Brazil, and Mexico on implementing ecological models of community development.