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Judith Lessow-Hurley


Judith Lessow-Hurley is a Professor in the Elementary Education Department at San José State University in San José, California. She taught in bilingual classrooms in New York and Colorado, and has been involved with professional development for teachers in California, Colorado, New York, and Texas, as well as abroad. Lessow-Hurley also worked with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to establish standards for teachers who work with second language learners. Her book The Foundations of Dual Language Instruction (3rd edition, Longman, 2000) is used in teacher preparation programs nationwide. In addition to her work in bilingual education, Lessow-Hurley has taught courses in multicultural education and has been involved in research and program development related to religious diversity and public schooling.

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