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Escamilla, Kathy M

Professor Emerita/Emeritus


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research overview

  • Dr. Escamilla's research is focused on the development of biliteracy in Spanish speaking emerging bilingual students in U.S. schools. A novel component of her work is the focus on paired literacy for simultaneous bilingual children and the focus on writing development as a means of enhancing reading development in two languages.


  • biliteracy development and instruction for emerging bilingual Spanish speaking children in U.S. schools


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courses taught

  • EDUC 5425 - Introduction to Bilingual/Multicultural Education
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Provides an introduction for currently practicing K-12 teachers and non-specialists to bilingual and multicultural education programs for emergent bilingual students. Includes an overview of the history and legislation related to the education of emergent bilingual students, identification and placement, as well as the various models, theoretical and philosophical underpinnings, and pedagogical practices that constitute sound educational practices for emergent bilingual students. Same as EDUC 4425.
  • EDUC 5445 - Curriculum for Multicultural Education
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Analyzes curriculum programs and examines principles that inform innovation for education of diverse students at all school levels. Includes topics of ethnic, racial, socio-economic, linguistic, and gender diversity.
  • EDUC 5615 - Second Language Acquisition
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Presents a broad survey of second-language acquisition research. Stresses theoretical concerns and research findings and practical applications to teaching second languages. Gives special emphasis to second-language acquisition.


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