One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, Texas 78520 | 956-882-8200

Faculty Publications


Academic Year 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011 | 2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008

College of Education Faculty Publications for the Academic Year 2007-2008


Escotet, M. A., Goñi, J. & Villa, A. (2007) Modelo de innovación en la educación superior [Model of Innovation in Higher Education]. Bilbao: Mensajero Publishing and University of Deusto Press, 460 pages.

Freeman, D., & Freeman, Y. (2007). English language learners: The essential guide. New York: Scholastic.

Freeman, Y., & Freeman, D.(2007). La enseñaza de la lectura y la escritura en español e inglés en salones de clases bilingües y de doble inmersión. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Freeman, Y., Freeman, D., & Ramírez, R.(Eds.). (2008). Diverse learners in the mainstream classroom: Strategies for supporting all students across content areas. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Jones, Irma, Rivas, Oliviaand Mancillas, Margie. (2008). “A Model for Teaching Ethical Meta- Principles: A Descriptive Experience.” Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, Volume 1, ISSN: 1941-3394.

Book Chapters

Baker, W. D., Green, J. L. & Skukauskaite, A. (2008). Video-enabled ethnographic research: a micro ethnographic perspective. In Walford, G. (Ed.). How to do educational ethnography. (pp.76-114). London: Tufnell Press.

Bussert-Webb, K. (2008). Drawing on multiple intelligences to teach special populations. In D. Freeman, Y Freeman, and R. Ramirez (Eds.), Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners, (pp. 121-138). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Escotet, Miguel A. (2007) Governance, Accountability and Financing of Universities. In GUNI (Ed.) The Financing of Universities (pp. 25-42) Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press. (Published in Chinese)

Freeman, D., & Freeman, Y. (2007). Four keys for school success for elementary English language learners. In J. Cummins & C. Davison (Eds.), International handbook of English language teaching (Vol. 1, pp. 349-365). New York: Springer.

Freeman, Y., & Freeman, D. (2008). English language learners: Who are they? How can teachers support them? In Y. Freeman, D. Freeman & R. Ramírez (Eds.), Diverse learners in the mainstream classroom: Strategies for supporting all students across content areas (pp. 31-58). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Green, J. L., Skukauskaite, A.,Dixon, C. & Cordova, R. (2007). Epistemological issues in the analysis of video records: Interactional ethnography as a logic of inquiry. In Goldman, R., Pea, R., Barron, B., & Derry, S. (Eds.) Video research in the learning sciences. (pp. 115-132). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

House, D., & Telese, J. (2007). Relationships between student and instructional factors and algebra achievement of students in the United States and Japan: An analysis of TIMSS 2003 data. The Second IEA International Research Conference: Proceedings of the IRC-2006, Vol. 1, Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS), (pp. 11-22). International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA): Amsterdan, the Netherlands.

Mercuri, S. (2008). Oral language development in a dual language classroom: Helping students develop academic language through multiple scaffolds in Lacina, J., and Silva, C. (Eds). Cases of Successful Literacy Teachers. Sage Publications.

Murillo, L. A. & Smith, P. H. (2008). Cultural diversity: Why it matters in schools and what teachers need to know. In D. Freeman, & Y. Freeman (Eds.), Meeting the needs of diverse learners. (pp. 3-30). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Parson, P. and Rubin, R. (2008). Literacy in a diverse society. In Y. S. Freeman, D. E., Freeman, & R. Ramirez (Eds.) Diverse learners in the mainstream classroom (pp. 193- 210). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Rodríguez, A. D. & Gómez, R. (2008). Bilingual Education. In Y. S. Freeman, D. E. Freeman & R. Ramírez (Eds.), Diverse learners in the mainstream Classroom: Strategies for supporting all students across content areas (pp. 59-76). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Skukauskaite, A. (2007). Examining peripheries of substantive democracy in Lithuania from the point of view of teachers: intended and unintended outcomes of the financial reform in education. In Stevick, D. & Levinson, B. (Eds.) emagining civic education: How diverse societies form democratic citizens. (pp.147-171). Rowman-Littlefield.

Smith, P. H., Murillo, L. A., & Jimenez, R. T. (2009). The social construction of literacy in a Mexican community: Coming soon to your school? In J. Scott, D. Straker, & L. Katz (eds.) Affirming students’ rights to their own language: Bridging language policies to teaching practices. (pp. 303-318). Routledge/National Council for the Teaching of English.

Smith, P.H. (2007). El desarrollo del bialfabetismo en una niña bilingüe: ejemplos de un estudio longitudinal. In A.M. Truscott de Mejia & S. Colmenares (Eds.), Bialfabetismo: Lectura y escritura en dos lenguas en Colombia. Cali: Universidad del Valle.

Telese, J. (2008). Teaching middle school mathematics for all. In Y. Freeman, D, Freeman, & R. Ramirez (Eds.), Meeting the needs of diverse learners. Portsmouth, NH, Heinemann.

Reifel, S. & Sutterby, J. (2009). Play theory and practice in contemporary classrooms. In S. Feeney, A. Galpar & C. Seefeldt (Eds.) Continuing Issues in Early Childhood Education, pp. 238-257. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Refereed Journals

Abrego, M., Morgan, B., Abrego, C. (2008). Adding relevance to school leadership preparation. Academic Exchange Quarterly. Volume 12 (2), pp. 165-170.

Bussert-Webb, K.(In Press).¿Qué hago? Latino/a children describe their activities in an “exemplary” school. Journal of Latinos and Education.

Bussert-Webb, K. (2008, Fall). Gardening hope: How a tutoring and native garden project impacted preservice teachers. The Journal for Civic Commitment, 11. Retrieved on September 29, 2008, from here.

Bussert-Webb, K. (2008). Conflicts with students: To be avoided? Teaching and Learning: The Journal of Natural Inquiry & Reflective Practice, 22, 66-81.

Chamberlain, S. P.(in press). An interview with Diane Bryant and Manuel Barrera: The role of the special educator in Response-to-Intervention. Intervention in School and Clinic.

Chamberlain, S. P. (2007). An Interview with Shernaz García and Donna Sobel: Preparing “highly qualified” teachers for increasingly diverse schools. Intervention in School and Clinic, 42(5), 310-317.

Conatser, P. (2008). International perspective of aquatic instructors attitudes toward teaching swimming to children with disabilities. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 2(3), 256-265.

Conatser, P. (2007). Adapted aquatics & rehabilitation: Literature synthesis. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 1(3), 242-254.

Conatser, P.(2007). Inclusion in aquatics: Perceptions of instructors preparedness in training, equipment utilization, and in class management. Palaestra, 23(2), 38-42.

Corbeil, J. R. & Valdes-Corbeil, M. E., (2007). Globalizing professional development: The evaluation of a collaborative computer-mediated professional development program. Issues in Information Systems, VIII(1), 388-392.

Corbeil, J. R. & Valdes-Corbeil, M. E. (2007). Are You Ready for Mobile Learning? Frequent use of mobile devices does not mean that students or instructors are ready for mobile learning and teaching. EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 30(2), 51-58.

Green, J.L. & Skukauskaite, A. (2008). Becoming critical readers: Issues in transparency, representation, and warranting of claims. Educational Researcher, 37(1), 30-40.

Green, J. L., Skukauskaite, A. & Wyatt-Smith, C. (2007) Classroom interaction, meaning construction and curriculum change: International directions across curriculum. Journal of Classroom Interaction, double issue: 41(2) & 42(1), 4-7.

Jiménez, R. T. & Smith, P. H. (2008). Mesoamerican literacies: Indigenous writing systems and contemporary possibilities. Reading Research Quarterly, 43(1), 28-46.

House, D., & Telese, J. (2008). algebra achievement of students in the United States and Japan: An analysis of TIMSS 2003 Data. Educational Research and Evaluation, 14(1), 101-112.

Karabulut, M.,Abe, T., Sato, Y. and Bemben, M. (2007). Overview of neuromuscular adaptations of skeletal muscle to KAATSU training. International Journal of KAATSU Training Research, 3, 1-9.

Kemple, K.M., Kim, H.K.,Ellis, S., & Han, H. (2008). A test of a measure for assessing teacher’ judgments about social interaction practices in the preschool years. Early Childhood Research and Practice, 10(2).

McElroy, A. D., & Pan, C.(in press). Effectiveness of software training using simulations: An exploratory study. Performance Improvement Quarterly.

Mercuri, S.(in press). “Una mirada crítica a los programas de doble inmersión: factores a considerar para lograr los resultados proyectados de ambos grupos lingüísticos” The Colombian Journal of Bilingual Education: GIST

Mercuri, S. (2008) “¿Están los maestros preparando a sus estudiantes para un mundo globalizado? Poniendo en práctica lo que sabemos para apoyar el desarrollo del lenguaje académico de los estudiantes bilingües”. Revista Educación y Pedagogía, 52.

Moon, J. R., Hull, H. R., Tobkin, S. E., Teramoto, M., Karabulut, M.,Roberst, M. D., Ryan, E. D., Kim, S. J., Dalbo, V. J., Walter, A. A., Smith, A. T., Cramer, J. T. and Stout, J. R. (2007). Percent body fat estimations in college women using field and laboratory methods: A three-compartment model approach. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, 4(16), 1-9.

Morgan, B.,Keitz, R. & Lefler, B. (2008). Cooperative learning with undergraduate Hispanic students: Results and professors’ interviews. College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, 4(10).

Morgan, B., Rodríguez, A., & Rosenberg, G. P. (2007). Cooperative learning, jigsaw strategies, and reflections of graduate and undergraduate education students. College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, 4(2), 1-5.

Pan, C.(2008). A year-long investigation of self-efficacy for technology integration and behavior pattern in a pre-service technology course using Hispanic student population. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 4(1), 34–44.

Ready, A. & Parson, P. (Fall 2007). Student Voices: The Literacy Histories of Developmental Reading Students in a South Texas College. NADE (National Association for Developmental Education) Digest, 3(2).

Rodríguez, A. D.(in press) The role of Spanish in bilingual and ESL teacher education programs: Experiences and perceptions of prospective teachers. Southeastern TeacherEducation Journal.

Rodríguez, A. D.(in press). Literacidad crítica y literatura culturalmente relevante: una combinación que empodera a los aprendices de inglés. Educación y Pedagogía.

Rodríguez, A. D. (2007). Prospective bilingual teachers’ perceptions of the importance of their heritage language. Heritage Language Journal, 5(1), 172-187.

Rogers, K., Kemple, K.M., & Kim, H. K.(in press). How can we help children who have experienced abuse and neglect? Supportive resources for early childhood educators. Dimensions of Early Childhood.

Soukup, G., Pankey, R., Walker, J., & Hart, S. (2007). Comparison of grip strengthening methods with Dyna-Flex Power Ball. Applied Research in Coaching and Athletics Annual. Volume 22.

Skukauskaite, A.,Liu, Y. & Green, J. L. (2007). Logics of inquiry for the analysis of video artifacts: Researching the construction of disciplinary knowledge in classrooms. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 2(3), 131-137.

Smith, P. H. (2007). International reports on literacy research: Argentina, Mexico, France. Reading Research Quarterly, 42(2), 298-302.

Sutterby, J. (2007, December). Recess and the accountability movement. School Administrator, 64 (11), 48-49.

Sutterby, J.(2007, October). Legislating recess. Today’s Playground, 7 (6).

Sutterby, J., Rubin, R., & Abrego, M. (2007) Amistades: The development of relationships between preservice teachers and Latino families. The School Community Journal, 17(1), 77-94.

Telese, J. (2007). Mexican American Middle school students’ attitudes toward mathematics and their classroom experiences with standard based curriculum. The Journal of Border Education Research, 6(1), 103-114.

Vance, C., Smith, P. H., & Murillo, L. A. (2007). Prácticas de lecto-escritura en padres de familia: Influencias en el desarrollo de la lectoescritura de sus hijos. Lectura y Vida: Revista Latinoamericana de Lectura, 28(3), 6-17.

Yznaga, S. (2008). Using the genogram to facilitate the intercultural competence of Mexican immigrants. The Family Journal, 16(2), p. 159-165.The Family Journal.

Peer-reviewed encyclopedia and handbook entries

Bernal, E. M., & García, J. H. (2009). Dual-language gifted education and its evaluation. In L. Shavinina (Ed.), International handbook of gifted education. New York: Springer.

Freeman, D. (2008). Second-language acquisition. In J. González (Ed.), Encyclopedia of bilingual education (Vol. 2, pp. 731735). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Freeman, D., & Freeman, Y. (2008). Languages, learned or acquired. In J. González (Ed.), Encyclopedia of bilingual education (Vol. 1, pp. 470-472). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Freeman, Y., & Freeman, D. (2008). In J. González (Ed.), Encyclopedia of bilingual education (pp. 147-149). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


Casey, P. & Abrego, M. (2007). Influence of background experiences on the support needs of alternatively certified novice bilingual teachers. In Dam, P. & Cowart, (Eds.), pp. 177-199. (Intercultural Understanding Monograph No. 2: Addressing Critical Issues of Education of English Language Learners.) Texas Women’s University.

Shefelbine, J. (2008). An examination of the roles and perspectives of central office supervisors of programs for English language learners. Current Issues and Best Practices in Bilingual and ESL Education.

Professional Newsletters:

Smith, P. H.,& Murillo, L. A. (2007). Understanding (and challenging) overlapping effects of NCLB and anti-bilingual, anti-immigrant ideologies: Responses from the Rio Grande Valley. Bilingual Education Interest Section Newsletter, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Book Reviews

Bussert-Webb, K. (2007). Book Review. [N. Unrau, Content area reading and writing]. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill/Prentice Hall.

Conference Proceedings

Corbeil, J. R., & Butler, J. W. (2007). Overcoming computer anxiety through the use of low-threshold applications. In Chambers, J.A. (Ed.) Selected Papers from the 18th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning. (ICCTL-07), Jacksonville, FL: Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.

Morgan, B. & Parson, P. (2007). Cooperative learning and reading circles in the graduate classroom. Proceedings: College Teaching and Learning Conference, Honolulu, HI.

Parson, P. & Morgan, B. (2007). Teacher quality grants: Lessons learned. Proceedings: Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI.


Brogdon, G. and Ramirez, R. (2008). Transition to Teaching, Department of Education, $449,702 (one year funding of a five year grant, 2008-2012).

Bussert-Webb, K. (2008). Center for Civic Engagement at UTB/TSC. Establishing a Community Garden with native plants as a service learning project with university students, $500.

Bussert-Webb, K. (2007). The Big Read, National Endowment for the Arts. Collaborated with library staff to implement The Joy Luck Club literacy activities. University students participated in service-learning activities related to the grant, $16,000.

Bussert-Webb, K. (2007). Center for Civic Engagement at UTB/TSC. Establishing a Community Walking Path with native plants as a service learning project with university students, $500.

Curtis, M. (2008). Rotary International Volunteer Service Grant, #66443. Provided professional development to Honduran elementary teachers in using technology in science, $6,000.

Garcia-Caceres, C. (2008). Cameron Works Demonstration Project, $74,793.

Ramirez, R. (2008). Focusing on Energy, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, $86,935.

Ramirez, R. (2008). SCIENCE-Texas Regional Collaborative, The University of Texas at Austin, $105,000.

Ramirez, R. (2008). Agile Minds. Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board., $109,500.

Sutterby, J. and Rubin, R. (2007). Early Childhood Educator Professional DevelopmentGrant, Department of Education, #S349A050031. Three year grant, 2004-2007, with in-kind matching, $2,593,550.

Telese, J. (2008). MATH-Texas Regional Collaborative, The University of Texas at Austin, $80,000.

For comments and questions, please contact the Webmaster.