Dr. Barbara Garner de Garcia, Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational Foundations and Research, was in Chile Sept. 27th to Oct. 3rd to attend the 10th Latin American Congress on Bilingual Education of the Deaf in Santiago where she gave a presentation on the current realities in bilingual education of the deaf in the US.
While in Chile, she participated in an event sponsored by the US Embassy in Chile on Sept 28th and did a radio interview for the US Embassy (in Spanish) on Sept. 29th to be broadcast throughout Chile. On Sept. 30th, Dr. Garner de Garcia attended a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Relations to discuss the Chile-Callifornia Partnership and possible projects that could support the Deaf community in Chile.
American educators, Thomas Holcomb and Clyde Vincent, visited Chile September 30-October 2, 2010, to participate in the Tenth Latin American Congress and Fifth National Bilingual Education Congress for the Hearing-Impaired running from September 30 to October 2 at the Universidad Católica Silva Henríquez, in Santiago. More info at http://chile.usembassy.gov/2010press0930-hearingimpaired.html.