Professor and Canada Research Chair (Tier 1),
Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED)
Li’s work focuses on the role of culture and social class in immigrant children’s biliteracy development from the points of view of the minority children and parents, and mainstream teachers. She also examines the impact of model minority myths on both overachieving and underachieving Asian immigrant children and youth. Her scholarship has made major theoretical and pedagogical contributions to minority children’s literacy instruction in multicultural communities and classrooms.
Keywords:immigrant/transnational children's bicultural and biliteracy development, home and community literacy, Asian model minority and identity development, teacher education and professional development for culturally and linguistically diverse children, race, class, and ethnicity issues concerning immigrant children and youth, technology and ESL/EFL instruction, immigrant children's new literacies development in and out of school
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