Dr. Castaneda is an educational practitioner who has been a teacher, counselor, coordinator, and curriculum and staff development specialist. He has taught both pre- and post-service teachers at various universities and colleges throughout California and Colorado.
Dr. Castaneda's areas of interest include : social sciences, second language acquisition, Sheltered English for the secondary classroom, and cross-cultural and multicultural education.
Dr. Castaneda's research has explored the social and educational success of the Central American community, the African legacy of Central America, issues of inter-group relations between ethnic minority groups, and museum outreach programs for the Latino Community.
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
Castaneda, M. (2013) “ Ethnic Relations at Crossroads: A National Overview of the Status of African American and Latino Relations in the United States” Kwasu International Journal of Education January 2013 Vol. 1 No. 1.
Castaneda, M. (2013)“ The People of Central America, and the Importance of Recognizing Them as Distinct U.S. Immigrants” National Social Sciences Association Proceedings, October 2013 Vol. 54 #2
Castaneda, M. & Lew, L. (2013) “ The Latinization of the United States: How the Latino Population will Change and Re-enforce Mainstream American Culture” NationalSocial Science Association Proceedings, March 2013 Vol. 52 #2
2013 October, Who are the People of Central America, and why are so many living in the United States? Presentation at the National Social Sciences Conference in New Orleans, LA.
2013 March, The Latinization of the United States: How the Latino Population will Change and Re-enforce Mainstream American Culture Presentation at the National Social Sciences Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
2012, April “Social networking and other digital media as a tool for teaching and learning about diversity,” Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Vancouver, B.C.
2012, Feb. How do Latina/os-Chicana/os gauge the Teacher Education at a large Urban California State University that service primarily a Latino Student population. Critical Pedagogy Institute at the 41st Annual Conference of the National Association for Bilingual Education, Dallas, TX.
2011, Nov. Ethnic Relations at Crossroads: A National Overview of the Status of African American and Latino Relations in the United States. Conference of the International Organization of Social Science and Behavioral Research, Las Vegas, Nevada.
2010, April, An Investigation into the Impact of Teacher Education Reform in the 21st Century. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association (AERA), Denver, CO.
2007, September Keynote Address “The Status of English Language Learners in a Time of Immigrant Bashing: A Historical Perspective.” Keynote address at University of Wyoming, State-Wide Conference for Teachers of Second Language Learners, Laramie, Wyoming.
2005, January, Title “Reflective Discourse: Latinos and African American Youth as the Major Minorities Left Behind” at the National Association of Bilingual Education Conference San Antonio, Texas.
2004, November, Title “Voices, Faces, and Values: Latinos Creating Their Space in Private Christian Institutions” National Association of Multicultural Education in Kansas City, Missouri.
2004, October, :Title “What Should American Schools Teach about La Matanza ?” at the International Symposium on El Salvador 1932: History, Memory, Justice, Identity, and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights hosted by the New York University, Nassau Community College, and Columbia University in New York, New York.
2004, June, Title “Reflective Discourse on Race and Culture: Reconfiguring America’s Ethnic Dynamic and the Impact of Latinos Outnumbering Blacks in the 2000 Census” at the International Literacy and Education Research Network Conference in Havana, Cuba.
Ed.D. Organizational Leadership July 2006
M.A. International & Multicultural Education June 1997
University of San Francisco
B.A. Geography Dec. 1980
California State University, Long Beach