Mulitcultural Education Conferenece in Anaheim (MECA) FlyerAnaheim University is pleased to announce that it is the organizing sponsor of the Multicultural Education Conference in Anaheim (MECA), which will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, August 19th and 20th, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day. The event is hosted by the Academia Foundation, which is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

The multicultural-related presentations will cover a wide range of topics of importance to teachers, administrators and those interested in multicultural education and intercultural communications. Presentations will be made related to the following themes:

    • bilingual education
    • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
    • intercultural communications
    • school leadership and classroom strategies
    • international film and culture
    • initiatives for peace and sustainability

Presentations will be given by Anaheim University TESOL faculty Dr. David Nunan and Dr. Kathleen Bailey, who are former Presidents of the TESOL International Association, the world’s largest language teaching association as well as Dr. Julie Choi, an Anaheim University MA TESOL graduate who is now a lecturer in Education at the University of Melbourne and a specialist in sociolinguistics and cross-cultural communication. Other speakers include Anaheim Unified High School District Superintendent Michael Matsuda and the Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Executive Director Dr. Sharroky Hollie.

Nearly every school district and university in Southern California is expected to be represented at the conference. Registered attendees come from as far south as the Mexican border and as far north as the Siskiyous. There is no charge to attend but online registration is required.

More information can be seen at the conference website at: