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Associate Professor
College of Education
Expertise 
Bilingual Bicultural Education. Multicultural Education. Assessment of Bilingual Students. English as a Second Language (ESL). Linguistics. First and Second Language Acquisition. Bilingual Early Childhood. Advocacy and Immigration Reform. Politics and Language Policies in the World. Biliteracy Best Practices. Equity and Social Justice.
Courses Taught 
BLBC 338: Foundations of Teaching English Learners
BLBC 339: Culturally Responsive Teaching in Diverse Schools
BLBC 340: Methods of Teaching English Learners in Diverse Classrooms
BLBC 341: Methods of Teaching in Bilingual Classrooms
BLBC 342: Assessment of Bilingual Students
BLBC 328: Clinical Experience in Elementary Education
BLBC 329: Student Teaching in Elementary Education
BLBC 438: Foundations of Bilingual Education
BLBC 439: Multicultural Education as Responsive Pedagogy
BLBC 440: Teaching English Learners in Diverse Classrooms
BLBC 441: Methods of Teaching in Bilingual and ESL Classrooms
BLBC 442: Assessment in Multilingual Classrooms
ELED 429: Internship in Elementary Education
Research Interests 
Preparing pre-service and in-service teacher candidates. Language policies and politics in the European Union and the United States. Bilingual Bicultural Education. Multicultural Education. Assessment of bilingual students. English as a second language (ESL). Linguistics. First and second language acquisition. Bilingual early childhood. Advocacy and immigation reform. Politics and language policies in the world. Biliteracy best practices. Equity and social justice.
Education 

Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction.

Master in Applied Linguistics.

Bachelor in Education with a major in Spanish.

Selected Publications 

Yturriago, J.K., & Gil Gacia, A. (2011).  Preparing teacher candidates: A linguistic conundrum in a changing political landscape. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS), Vol. 2, No.1.

Yturriago, J. (2010). Transformiong Early Childhood Programs for Young English Language Learners: A Creative Vision for Change.  IAMME Bulletin, Vol XXXIV, No. 1.

Yturriago, J.K. (2006). How do you use evidence on program effctiveness to inform policy?  In E. Hamayan & R. Freeman (eds.). English language learners at school: a guide for administrators (pp. 27-28).  Philadelphia: Carlson Publishing.

Yturriago, J.K. (2006).  What do parents of English language learners contribute to your school?  In E. Hamayan & R. Freeman (eds.). English language learners at school: a guide for administrators (pp. 50-51).  Philadelphia: Carlson Publishing.

Yturriago, J.K. (2006).  What can you tell parents of English language learners about language use at home?  In E. Hamayan & R. Freeman (eds.).  English language learners at school: A guide for administrators (pp. 51-53).  Philadelphia: Carlson Publishing.

Kwiat, J. (1996).  Variation in expectations among teachers for Hispanic students. UMI Dissertation Services.  Ann Arbor, MI (Doctoral Dissertation).

 

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