The Gevirtz School’s Center for Education Research on Literacy & Inquiry in Networking Communities (LINC) is proud to name its Philip and Helen Green Research Fellows for 2013-14 – Monaliza Maximo-Chian. The Green Research Fellowship Fund is awarded in memory of Phillip and Helen Green to support graduate student research on classrooms that provide for democratic practices and equity of access for immigrant and second language students of working class background, identifying practices that work and supporting students in gaining access to American society.
Monaliza Maximo-Chian is a doctoral candidate in the Teaching and Learning emphasis in the Department of Education. She has her B.A. in Liberal Studies with a Multiple Subject Credential in CSU Northridge. She acquired her second M.A. in Education with the emphasis of Teaching and Learning last summer at UC Santa Barbara, and received her first M.A. in Education with emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction in Multicultural Context in 1993 at Azusa Pacific University. Within the last two decade, she has taught in the classroom from K-6, as well as in higher education. Currently, she is involved in the Long Term Thinking Project Research in collaboration with the California State University, East Bay. Her dissertation explores what counts as mathematics in a bilingual 6th grade classroom and how the teacher develops opportunities and ways for students to think mathematically. In addition, she is interested in exploring the relationship between teaching and learning and studying the intersection of discourse in the teaching and learning processes.