La enseñanza en el aula bilingüe: Content, language, and biliteracy
Paperback: 288 pages
Published: March, 2021
Sandra Mercuri is a nationally and internationally recognized Educational Consultant in the area of second language acquisition, dual language education, and curriculum integration for biliteracy development. She has over 30 years of experience in teaching in K–12 schools and at the university level in Argentina and the United States. At the university level, Dr. Mercuri taught courses in bilingual education and biliteracy. Her research interests are on translanguaging practices in dual language education; the intersection of content, language, and literacy for interdisciplinary biliteracy development; and the effect of long-term professional development and coaching on bilingual and ESL teachers’ instructional practices. Dr. Mercuri provides professional development for teachers and administrators as well as for parents nationwide. She presents at national and international conferences on issues of second language acquisition and bilingualism, dual language education, translanguaging pedagogy, and ESL strategies.
Dr. Mercuri has published articles in the TESOL Quarterly, Talking Points, EJLTS, JMER, TESOL Connections, MEXTESOL, and the NABE journal, as well as Spanish professional journals The Colombian Journal of Bilingual Education: GIST and the Revista Educación y Pedagogía; she has also published more than ten book chapters. Dr. Mercuri is the author of Supporting Literacy through Science: The Challenge of Teaching Science in a Time of Accountability and Authentic Biliteracy, a supplemental PK reading program published by Velázquez Press. She has coauthored the book Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators with Drs. Yvonne and David Freeman and Research-Based Strategies for English Language Learners with Denise Rea. She is currently working on a program that highlights translanguaging pedagogy through cross-linguistic connections and the Preview/View/Review strategy.
Associate Professor, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Dr. Sandra I. Musanti is an Associate Professor in the Bilingual and Literacy Studies Department at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Thought and Sociocultural Studies from the University of New Mexico. She was a postdoctoral fellow for the Center for the Mathematics Education of Latinos/as, a project funded by the NSF. She has over 20 years of experience in teacher education in Argentina and in the United States. Presently, her research interests focus on pre-service and in-service bilingual teacher development across content areas, practice-based and translanguaging approaches in bilingual teacher preparation, novice bilingual teachers’ repertoire of practice development and identity construction, and translanguaging pedagogies in Hispanic serving institutions.
Dean of the College of Education and P-16 Integration , The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Dr. Alma Dolores Rodríguez is Dean of the College of Education and P-16 Integration at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and Professor in the Department of Bilingual and Literacy Studies. Her research and scholarship focus on bilingual and ESL teacher preparation from three interconnected dimensions: 1) issues of language and how those impact teaching and learning; 2) the use of culturally and linguistically responsive and sustaining approaches to teacher preparation with the goal of impacting teacher candidates’ practice; and 3) the improvement of teacher preparation programs with an emphasis on meeting the needs of Latina/o emergent bilingual students, teachers, and communities.
Dr. Rodríguez received her Doctor of Education degree from The University of Houston. She has served in multiple leadership roles including Interim Chair of the Department of Language, Literacy and Intercultural Studies at The University of Texas at Brownsville and Associate Dean for Assessment and Accreditation at UTRGV. Dr. Rodriguez was president of the Texas Association of Teacher Educators (TxATE) and served on the board of the Consortium of State Organizations for Texas Teacher Education (CSOTTE). She was also a member of the Council of Unit Presidents of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). Dr. Rodríguez is currently a member dean of Deans for Impact and of the Texas Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (TACTE).
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