Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as
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Carlos López-Leiva

Graduate Student

Bio: Carlos completed his undergraduate program in Educational Psychology at the University "Rafael Landívar," in Guatemala City, and obtained his MEd in Special and Bilingual Education in May 2006 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Chicago, IL, where he is currently a doctoral student in the PhD program in Special Education.

His research interests concern the teaching and learning of mathematics of bilingual students in general and special education settings; the development of mathematization and meaning-making processes during contextualized problem-solving situations; and exclusionary practices and ideologies against these populations of students. He is currently working in the Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as (CEMELA) at UIC in an after-school program at a public school in Chicago, interacting with the members of this community and developing related activities. During spring semester 2008, he is co-teaching a course on "Teaching Mathematics and Science with Adaptations" in the Special Education Department at UIC.

Affiliation: UIC
Telephone: (312) 413-9824