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Edward M. Olivos

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Office Location: 
124C Lokey Education
Associate Professor
B.A., Spanish, San Diego State University, 1991
M.A., Spanish, San Diego State University, 1997
Ph.D., Education, San Diego State University, 2003

Edward M. Olivos is an associate professor specializing in bilingual education and bicultural parent involvement. His research focuses on the relationship between bicultural parents and schools as well as the development of bilingual educators. He is the author of The Power of Parents: A Critical Perspective of Bicultural Parent Involvement in Public Schools (2006, Peter Lang Publishers, Inc.) and co-editor of Bicultural Parent Engagement: Advocacy and Empowerment (2011, Teachers College Press).

Olivos has published work in the areas of policy studies, school reform, parent participation, critical pedagogy, teacher credentialing, and biliteracy issues of K-12 classrooms. He is a former San Diego elementary school teacher, where he taught for more than 10 years.


Selected Publications

Olivos, E.M. (2013). Teaching and learning about immigration as a humanitarian issue: The sociopolitical context bottleneck. In Gorski, P.C., Osei-Kofi, N., Sapp, J., & Zenkof, K. (Eds). Cultivating social justice teachers. Sterling, VA: Stylus Press.

Olivos, E.M. & Mendoza, M. (2013). Latino parent involvement and the school system—Structuring isolation and inequality. In Verdugo, R. & Gastic, B. (Eds). The education of the Hispanic population: Selected essays. (pp. 171–186). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Olivos, E.M., Jiménez-Castellanos, O. & Ochoa, A.M. (Eds.) (2011). Bicultural parent engagement: Operationalizing advocacy and empowerment. New York: Teachers College Press. (Winner of a 2012 American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Book Award)

Olivos, E.M. & Mendoza, M. (2010) Immigration and educational inequality: Examining Latino immigrant parents’ engagement in U.S. public schools.  Journal of Immigration and Refugee Studies, 8(3), 339–357.

Olivos, E.M. & Ochoa, A.M. (2008). Reframing due process and institutional inertia: A case study of an urban school district. Equity and Excellence in Education, 41(3), 1–14.

Olivos, E.M. (2006). The power of parents: A critical perspective of bicultural parent involvement in public schools. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.