WHO I AM is endorsed by a variety of researchers, authors, and consultants. In addition, WHO I AM has had the unique opportunity to work and/or collaborate with a plethora of some of the most inspiring educators and leaders from around the globe. Listed below are pioneers in the field of mother tongue development, linguistic identity, multi-literacies, international mindedness, language policy, and multicultural literature for youth. To learn more about them and their work, just click on their profile. We would like to introduce these people to you as you may also wish to invite them to your school to inspire your students, staff, and parents!
Author of “Colors of the Mountain,” Chen is also an international guest speaker. His survival of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and successfully integrating into American society as a teenager, inspires students on the theme of acceptance and cultural identity.
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DR. MAURICE CARDER
Dr. Carder is the author of “Bilingualism in International Schools: A Model for Enriching Language Education.” He has written countless articles on the theme of multiliteracies and mother tongue. He has been a consultant for developing mother tongue programs in schools, and WHO I AM has used much of Carder’s research about the use of mother tongue literacy.
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DR. ANITA HEISS
“The Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937” was the inspiration that helped create the concept of WHO I AM. Specializing in Indigenous literature, Dr. Heiss is also a lecturer, writer, and guest speaker for a variety of audiences around the world.
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