Ester J. de Jong

Professor, Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education Co-Editor, Bilingual Research Journal, University of Colorado
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Ester de Jong is Professor and program leader in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education program at the University of Colorado, Denver. Prior to academia, she worked for the K-12 public schools in Massachusetts as the Assistant Director for Bilingual Education and ESL programs. Her research interests include two-way bilingual education and other integrated models for language minority schooling, educational language policy, and specialist and general teacher preparation for bilingual students. Her book “Foundations for Multilingualism in Education: From Principles to Practice” (Caslon Publishing, 2011) addresses policies and practices of responding to increasing linguistic diversities in schools. Dr. de Jong was President of TESOL International Association in 2017-2018.