Dr. Valenciana, Associate Professor Emeritus, received the Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Literacy) from the University of California, Riverside. Her research interests include: educational/linguistic impact on Mexican American children who were unconstitutionally deported during the 1930s, Latina/o teacher education, and the literacy of U.S. Mexican children with publications in Urban Review, Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, Action in Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Equity and Excellence in Education and The Social Studies.
Dr. Valenciana teaches courses in English & Spanish literacy instruction, methods/inquiry for bilingual teachers and methods for teaching English learners in the Multiple Subject Credential Program. Her graduate level teaching includes courses in literacy, bilingual education and second languages as well as mentoring doctoral students in the Ed. D. Program.
Dr. Valenciana’s professional experiences include social science middle school teacher, elementary bilingual teacher, bilingual and GATE specialist, school district administrator, para educator program coordinator, university lecturer and principal in southern California, Colorado and Texas.
Dr. Valenciana has advocated for Mexican Americans unconstitutionally deported from their U.S. home during the 1930s through scholarship, and activism. Her earliest research is housed at the CSUF Center for Oral and Public History. She has been an interviewee, speaker and witness/consultant for California State Senate Education Subcommittee, BBC, PBS, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes and news/media venues. She is a recipient of Faculty Recognition for Service Award, CSU Fullerton, 2012.
Select Publications and Teaching Resources for Mexican American Children Deported in the 1930s
Valenciana, C. & Ordoñez-Jasis, J. (2012). Unconstitutional deportation of the 1930s: Learning from the voices of the past. The Social Studies, 103(2), 81-89. DOI: 10.1080/00377996.2011.571569. Online Access: http://dx.doi.org.lib-proxy.fullerton.edu/10.1080/00377996.2011.571569
Valenciana, C. (2006). Unconstitutional deportation of Mexican Americans during the 1930’s: A family history and oral history. Multicultural Education Journal. 13, (3) 4-9. Retrieved from http://www.caddogap.com/. Online Access: http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ759627.pdf
Valenciana, C, (1971-1976). Mexican American Collection, CSU Fullerton, Center for Oral and Public History. Unconstitutional deportation of Mexican Americans during the 1930’s. OH #700, 1301, 751, 752, 753,1298,1300,1295, 1299, 1300. Online Access: http://coph.fullerton.edu/mexicanAmerican.asp
2012 Apology Memorial, CSU Fullerton Daily Titan Online Access: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZAge5WYirE
Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles – Repatriation of Mexicans in the 1930s Online Access: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fdcg3cnYL-0