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Ed.D 1999 University of Massachusetts, English as a Second Language Committee: Dr. Jerri Willett, Dr. Ervin Staub, Dr. Judith Solsken
Dissertation Title: Bilingualism, Gender and Friendship: Constructing Second Language Learners in a Mainstream Kindergarten
University of Houston, Bilingual Education/English as a Second Language
University of Massachusetts, Elementary Education, Integrated Curriculum
Barbara Hruska (Ed.D University of Massachusetts) is an assistant professor of Language and Education in the TESOL program in the Department of Arts and Humanities at Teachers College, Columbia where she teachers courses in the K-12 TESOL teacher certification program. She has most recently been an Assistant Professor at The University of Tampa, where she coordinated and taught courses in the the TESOL Endorsement program and directed an early literacy after school program for kindergarten and first graders at a local school. Barbara also has 20 years of teaching experience in K-12 settings in urban, rural, public and private schools.
Her research interests include the political implications of ESL and bilingual program models, the development and training of preservice teachers, gender dynamics and, classroom interaction. Dr. Hruska's publications reflect her research interests and the politics of bilingual and ESL education.
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