Leah G. Duran

Dr. Leah Durán began her career in education teaching elementary school in bilingual and ESL classrooms in Texas. Her research explores the relationship between language, literacy and young children’s learning, with a focus on bilingual Latina/o children. Her work explores students’ everyday language and literacy practices, how teachers and curriculum can build on those practices as resources for academic learning, and how pre-service and in-service teachers might best be prepared to work with culturally and linguistically diverse children.