Yecid Ortega is a Ph.D. candidate in the program of Language and Literacies Education (LLE) and the specialization program in Comparative International, and Development Education (CIDE) at OISE – University of Toronto, Canada.
His general research interests are within decolonial critical ethnographic and case study approaches to research. Yecid explores how globalization, capitalism and neoliberalism influence language policy decision-making processes and their effects on classroom practices and students’ lived experiences. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of language teaching in Colombia, USA, and Canada and has worked with teachers in curriculum and syllabus design. His research looks at how plurilingualism and pluriculturalism (PLPC) juxtaposes with concepts of race and his most recent work is related to the English language teaching using social justice lens in different international contexts. His also interested in community-based approaches to understanding the lived experiences of immigrants and refugee secondary students from international perspectives.
Work for CID:
Yecid Ortega serves as a reviewer for translations into Spanish.