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Solange de Azambuja Lira, Maria de Lourdes Serpa, William T. Stokes - Bilingual Education and the Law

Fall 1999 - Volume I, Issue 4

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Solange de Azambuja Lira

Faculty Solange LiraThe director of English Language Learning programs in Lesley's Graduate School of Education, Dr. Solange de Azambuja Lira includes sociolinguistics, Creole linguistics, second language acquisition and literacy and Portuguese syntax in her scholarly expertise. Dr. Lira is the author of the book The Subject in Brazilian Portuguese.

Maria de Lourdes B. Serpa

Faculty Maria SerpaFocusing her scholarly work at Lesley on second language learning and bilingual studies, Dr. Maria de Lourdes B. Serpa currently co-chairs the Bilingual-ELL Advisory Council and serves on the KSPT Committee and the ELL Proficiency Gap Committee within the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Dr. Serpa's awards for her service include the MTA's Creative Leadership Award, the Ernest Lynton Award for Professional Service, and Comendadora da Instrução Pública from the President of Portugal.

William Stokes

Staff Bill StokesThe director of the Educational Studies Doctoral Programs at Lesley, Dr. William Stokes is also co-director of the Literacy Institute, an organization emphasizing emergent literacy and developmental, progressive education.  Dr. Stokes has also served as director of the Hood Children's Literacy Project.

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