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Virak Chan

Clinical Assistant Professor Literacy and LanguageCurriculum and Instruction

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Virak Chan is a Clinical Assistant Professor in literacy and language. Courses Dr. Chan usually teaches include EDCI 37001 Teaching English Language Learners in the Elementary School, EDCI 53000 English Language Development (online) and EDCI 52600 Language Study Education (online). Dr. Chan is a native of Cambodia and he leads a summer study abroad program to Cambodia every year. His research area focuses on language and education policies and practices for linguistically and culturally diverse students. With the increasing diversity in student population in the U.S., we may need to be more conscious of the possible injustices that certain policies and practices have on different linguistic and cultural groups. Dr. Chan is also researching teacher education, linguistic landscape, teaching writing and curriculum development.

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