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Sonia Soltero

  • ssoltero@depaul.edu
  • Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Leadership, Language, and Curriculum
  • Leadership Language and Curriculum
  • 773-325-4788
  • 2247 N. Halsted St., Room 347

Dr. Sonia W. Soltero is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Leadership, Language, and Curriculum at DePaul University and former Director of the Bilingual-Bicultural Education Graduate Program in the College of Education. She received her PhD from the University of Arizona. Soltero is author of three books: Dual Language Education: Program Design and Implementation (new), Schoolwide approaches to educating ELLs: Creating linguistically and culturally responsive K-12 schools, and Dual Language: Teaching and Learning in Two Languages. Soltero has been involved in dual and bilingual education for thirty years as dual language teacher, university professor, researcher, and professional developer.

Education
  • PhDin Bilingual Education and Literacy, University of Arizona
  • EdS, University of Arizona
  • MEd, University of Arizona
  • BA, University of Arizona
Courses Taught
  • BBE 406 Sociopolitical & Historical Perspectives in Bilingual Education
  • BBE 425 Biliteracy Practices in Bilingual Education and ESL
  • BBE 466 First and Second Language Acquisition
  • BBE 524 Methods of Teaching ESL
  • BBE 530 Latinos and Education
  • BBE 404 Child Rearing Across Cultures
  • T&L 412 Emergent Reading and Language Arts
  • T&L 413 Reading and Language Arts in the Middle Grades
  • BBE 325 Biliteracy Practices in Bilingual Education and ESL
  • BBE 366 First and Second Language Acquisition
  • BBE 330 Latinos and Education
  • LSE 258 Education and Social Justice

Research Interests
Bilingual and dual language education; Latino education; Language policy

Selected Publications
Soltero, S. W. (2016). Dual language education: Program design and implementation. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Soltero, S. W. (2011). Schoolwide approaches to educating ELLs: Creating linguistically and culturally responsive K-12 schools. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Goulah, J. and Soltero, S. (2015). Reshaping the mainstream education climate through bilingual-bicultural education. In Y. Freeman and D. Freeman (Eds.) Research on preparing inservice teachers to work effectively with emergent bilinguals. Advances in research in teaching series. (pp. 177-203). UK: Emerald Books

Soltero, S. & Soltero, J. (2014). Deserción escolar y apoyo a la educación bilingüe entre los mexicanos de Chicago. In C. Leco, M. A. Beltrán-Vocal, T. Martínez Ruiz, and J. Lazú (Eds.) Latin@/American images: Transnational identities. Imágines Latinas y Latinoamericanas: Identidades transnacionales, (pp. 79-118). Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo y Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

González, V. and Soltero, S. W. (2011). Alternative multidimensional models explaining and improving academic achievement in immigrant Latino students. Bilingual Research Journal, 34 (3) 263-278

Professional Organizations
Co-founder and co-chair, English Language Advocacy Council in Higher Education (ELACHE)
Illinois Early Learning Council, Committee on Linguistic and Cultural Diversity 
Illinois State Board of Education Committee for Developing Standards for Pre-Service ESL, BE and General Education Teachers