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Urban Ed Students Published in Journal

By: Mary Ann Cozza

Urban Education students Claudia Tierrablanca and Jose Linares were recently published in the Winter 2012 edition of the Houston Area Association for the Education of Young Children’s online and print journal, “The Advocate.

Tierrablanca and Linares wrote the article, “Teacher Candidates in an Urban Education Program Engage in the Project Approach,” with Leigh Van Horn, associate professor of Urban Education.The article relates to the students’ experiences with working with young children in a course-related project for READ 3306, Language and Literacy Development.

Van Horn said, “The article was well received by reviewers and Claudia and Jose were invited to expand their original piece beyond the length originally specified by the call for manuscripts. The reviewers felt that readers would be interested in knowing more about the project.”

For more information, contact Van Horn at

Jose Linares, left, Dr. Van Horn and Claudia Tierrablanca hold copies of "The Advocate."