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Ana Maria Villegas (Montclair State University)
Teaching Responsively in a Multicultural Society
October 20, 2003

Dr. Ana Marķa Villegas is Professor of Curriculum and Teaching at Montclair State University, where she teaches courses on culturally responsive teaching and urban education and conducts research on a variety of cultural issues in teaching and learning. She has a Ph.D. in curriculum and teaching from New York University. Prior to joining Montclair State University in September 1996, Dr. Villegas was a Senior Research Scientist with the Division of Education Policy Research of Educational Testing Service, a position she held for seven years. Before that, she was on the faculty at the University of Colorado-Denver. She has also taught elementary school in New York City.

Dr. Villegas specializes in the education of racial/ethnic and language minority students and in the preparation of teachers for diversity. She has conducted studies of culturally responsive teaching, policies and practices in the education of immigrant students, instructional tracking, effective instructional practices in bilingual classrooms, increasing the diversity of the teaching force, and strategies for transforming teacher education for diversity. In 1992, the Educational Testing Services honored her with the Research Scientist Award. In 1993, she was named Minority Scholar by the University of Wisconsin, Madison. In 1994, she received the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association, Committee on the Role and Status of Minorities in Research and Development.

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