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Faculty Bios - Elba Herrero

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    Dr. Elba Herrero

    Email: eherrero@njcu.edu
    Phone: (201) 200-2090
    Office: Professional Studies 209



    1999, Ph.D. Educational Theory and Practice, Curriculum and Instruction; State University of New York at Albany

    Courses Taught

    MCC 605: Introduction to Bilingual Education

    MCC 607: Theory and Practice of Teaching the Bilingual Child in the Content Areas

    MCC 608: Language, Culture and Communication

    MCC 610: Sociolinguistics

    MCC617: Field Experience in the ESL/Bilingual Classroom

    MCC 623: Contemporary Issues in Bilingual Curriculum Development

    MCC 627: Historical and Cultural Background of LEP Students

    Activities and Honors

    Current Campus Affiliations

    College of Education Writing Assessment Committee, NJCU
    University Promotions Committee
    Alternate Senator for MCC, NJCU
    Field Experience Committee
    Current Facilitator Paterson School #5 Professional Development
    Currently working on plan for Hackensack Public Schools Professional Development

    Professional Affiliations

    Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL)
    The American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
    The International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA)
    American Association for Applied Linguistics
    The Advisory Committee for the Bilingual Program at Hudson County Community College
    American Educational Research Association

    Selected Publications & Presentations


    2008-present: External Evaluator, Northern New Mexico College Northern Esperanza Project

    2002-2007: US Department of Education Grant, Office of English Language Acquisition ($1.5 million from 2002-2007); sole author and Project Director, Project TELL


    1999: Elba Alicia Herrero. “Using culturally relevant literature and discourse to support literacy learning among ‘at-risk’ English-language learners.” Proquest.

    1994: Elba Herrero and Judith Langer, Editors. “Cuentos de Mi Herencia: Tales from Home”. National Research Center on Literature Teaching and Learning. University at Albany, State University of New York. The book consists of short stories written by project participants in “The Second Language Literacy Acquisition through Literature Research Project” for which I was field researcher.

    Peer Reviewed Articles   

    2007: “A Brief History of Bilingual Education in the United States”, International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 2.1:34-37.
    2006: “Using Dominican Oral Literature and Discourse to Support Literacy Learning  among Low Achieving Students from the Dominican Republic”, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 9.2: 219-238.

    2000: “Internationalizing the Curriculum: What about Language Testing?” The Academic Forum (New Jersey City University) 9.1:14-15.

    1998: “The Urban University in a Multilingual Community: New Goals for Bilingual Education”. The Academic Forum (New Jersey City University) 7.1:11-24.