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Sonia W. Soltero is professor and chair of the Department of Leadership, Language, and Curriculum and former director of the Bilingual-Bicultural Education Graduate Program at DePaul University in Chicago, as well as a former bilingual education teacher and dual language coordinator.
Soltero's scholarly work on bilingual/dual language education, developing bilinguals, Latino education has been published in English, Spanish, and French, and includes three books:
Dual Language Education: Program Design and Implementation,
School-Wide Approaches to Educating English Language Learners, and
Dual Language: Teaching and Learning in Two Languages.
She has been involved in dual language and bilingual education for more than thirty years as a dual language teacher, university professor, researcher, professional developer, and advocate. In addition, she has served on numerous national, state and city education commissions/committees, including the National Committee on Effective Literacy, the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) Executive Board of Directors, and the Illinois Workforce and Education Research Collaborative. She is also the co-founder and current co-chair of the English Learners Advocacy Council in Higher Education (ELACHE).
Research InterestsDual language and bilingual education; Latino education; Language policy