English Learners

Overview
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LMS. Assessment; Classical Theory of Measurement; English Learners; Experimental Design; Psychometrics; Quantitative Methods

Jamal Abedi

Research Professor

Portrait of Jamal Abedi

Specializing in educational and psychological assessments, Jamal Abedi’s research focuses on testing for English language learners and issues concerning the technical characteristics and interpretations of these assessments. Abedi is the author of many publications in the assessment of and accommodations for English-language learners. He is on the advisory committees for several major assessment organizations and advises a number of states on testing for English learners and children with disabilities.

Jamal Abedi Vita 2016
Jamal Abedi Bio 2016
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Teacher Education Faculty

Orlando Carreón

Bilingual Coordinator–Spanish, Lecturer/Supervisor, Multiple Subject Credential

Education

PhD School of Education, University of California, Davis, 2018

Dissertation: Effective Teaching of Latinx Students in Hope Valley.
Committee: Karen Watson-Gegeo (Chair), Danny Martinez, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Chris Faltis.

MA Applied Linguistics Department, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2009

B.S. W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, 1999

Certificates

2004 Teaching Credential, School of Education, Sonoma State University, 2004

(530) 752-7334
olcarreon@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Academic language; Academic literacy; English learners; Language development and socialization; First- and second-language writing

Kerry A. Enright

Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Programs

Portrait of Kerry A. Enright

I research the relationship between students’ everyday uses of language (English and Spanish) and their engagement in school-based uses of language and literacy. Some schools identify bilingual adolescents as “limited” in their English proficiency even though they use sophisticated literacy repertoires outside of school; other learners are deemed ”fluent” in English but still struggle with the language and literacy demands of their academic coursework.

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 128
kaenright@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC, SOEP

Margarita Jimenez-Silva

Associate Professor and Director of Teacher Education

Margarita Jimenez-Silva is an associate professor and director of teacher education at the School of Education in University of California, Davis. Her research focuses on preparing and supporting teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse learners, especially in addressing emergent bilinguals’ linguistic and academic content development. More specifically, her research strands include teacher education pedagogy and curriculum, educational policy, and family/community engagement.

(530) 752-3959
mjimenezsilva@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Adolescent Language and Literacy; English Education; Linguistic Anthropology of Education; Sociocultural Approaches to Learning; Discourse Analysis; Black and Latina/o Youth Interactions; Ethnography

Danny C. Martinez

Associate Professor

 

Education

2012, Ph.D., UCLA, Education: Urban Schooling

2002, M.A., UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education

2000, B.A. UCLA American Literature and Culture & Chicana/o Studies, Minor in Educational Studies 

Professional Appointments

2019-           Associate Professor, UC Davis – School of Education

2013-2019, Assistant Professor, UC Davis – School of Education

UC Davis School of Education Building, Room 135
(530) 752-9749
dcmar@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile

Rebecca Rosa

Lecturer/Supervisor, Social Science Credential

Portrait of Rebecca Rosa
(530) 752-4199
robrien@ucdavis.edu
Faculty Profile EMPHASIS AREA: LLC. Early literacy; English learners; Bilingualism and bilingual education; Educational television and multimedia; Language acquisition

Yuuko Uchikoshi Tonkovich

Professor

Portrait of Yuuko Uchikoshi Tonkovich

 

Research Interests

Early Literacy; English Learners; Bilingualism and Bilingual Education; Educational Television and Multimedia; Language Acquisition; Literacy development; Quantitative methods; Sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics.

(530) 754-6271
yuchikoshi@ucdavis.edu

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