Research

Our faculty and students are constantly producing new scholarly work. Learn more and view lists of research publications below.

Books

Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., Rodriquez, L., & Schiller, P. (2016). The circus. Dallas, TX: Frog Street Press.

Lara-Alecio, R., & Irby, B. J. (2016). Cowboy Mouse. Grapevine, TX: Frog Street.

Lunenburg, F. C., & Irby, B. J. (2016). The principal: Creating safe schools. NCPEA Press. Retrieved from http://www.ncpeapublications.org/index.php/ncpea-press-books

Lunenburg, F. C., & Irby, B. J. (2016). The principal and decision making: Individual and group practices. NCPEA Press. Retrieved from http://www.ncpeapublications.org/index.php/ncpea-press-books

Lunenburg, F. D., & Irby, B. J. (2016). The principal: Organizational change and stress management. NCPEA Press. Retrieved from http://www.ncpeapublications.org/index.php/ncpea-press-books

Lunenburg, F. D., & Irby, B. J. (i2016). The principal: Leading with vision. NCPEA Press. Retrieved from http://www.ncpeapublications.org/index.php/ncpea-press-books

Lunenburg, F. D., & Irby, B. J. (2016). The principal: Optimizing fiscal, facility, and human resources. NCPEA Press. Retrieved from http://www.ncpeapublications.org/index.php/ncpea-press-books

Polnick, B., Irby, B. J., Ballenger, J., Larke, P., Webb-Hassan, G., & Taylor, V. (2016). A handbook for women of color in STEM. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 

Nafukho, F. M., & Irby, B. J. (Eds.) (2015). Handbook of research on innovative technology integration in higher education. New York, NY: IGI Global.

Irby, B. J., Boswell, J., & Abdelrahman, N. (2015). (Ed.) Women’s issues in the workplace. San Antonio, TX: Advancingwomen.com (Gretchen Glasscock, Publisher).

Irby, B. J., Brown, G., & Hernandez, T. (2015). Haunted Huntsville (2nd ed.). Huntsville, TX: Wynne Home Cultural Arts Center and LuLu Press. 

Irby, B. J., Boswell, J., Abdelrahman, N., Lara-Alecio, R., & Tong., F. (Eds). (2014). Gender issues in STEM. San Antonio, TX: Advancingwomen.com (Gretchen Glasscock. Publisher). 

Jean-Marie, G., Grant, C., & Irby, B. J. (Eds) (2014). Duality of women in the academy. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. 

Nafukho, F. M., Muyia, M. A. H., & Irby, B. J. (Eds.). (2014). Governance and transformation of universities in Africa. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Koch, J., Polnick, B., & Irby, B. J. (Eds.). (2013). Women in STEM: A neverending story. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Irby, B. J., Brown, G., Lara-Alecio, R., & Jackson, S. (Eds.). (2013) Handbook of educational theories. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., Rodriguez, L., & Schiller, P. (2012). El circo. Bloomington, IN: Xlibris.

Irby, B. J., & Brown, G. (2012). Women in leadership: An international perspective. San Antonio, TX: Advancing Women in Leadership. (Kindle book).

Tareilo, J., Bizell, B., Irby, B. J., Papa, R., Valesky, T. A., & Creignton, T. B. (Eds.). (2012). NCPEA handbook of online instruction and programs in education leadership. Rice University, TX: Connexions. Retrieved from http://cnx.org/content/m42767/latest/?collection=col11375/latest 

Brown, G., Irby, B. J., & Jackson, S. (2012). Women leaders: Advancing careers. (Part of AERA Research on Women and Education SIG Series) Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing Inc.

Padrón, Y. N., Waxman, H. C., & Cisco-Kandel, B. (Eds.). (In press). Reading research focusing on English language learner middle school students. Greenwich, CN: Information Age.

Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B. J., Calvo-Buezas, T., & Guerrero, T. (2010). Immigration in the United States and Spain: Considerations for educational leaders.

Schiller, P., Lara-Alecio, R., & Irby. B. (2003; 2008). The bilingual book of songs, stories, rhymes, and fingerplays. [Antología de cuentos, juegos, y recetas]. (A bilingual Spanish/English primary book). Gryphon House, Inc.

Ada, A. F., Campoy, F. I., Padrón, Y. N., & Roser, N. (2004). Moving into English (Grades K-5). Orlando: Harcourt. (Teachers’ and student editions for grades K-5).

Waxman, H. C., Gray, J., & Padrón, Y. N. (Eds.). (2004). Educational resiliency: Student, teacher, and school perspectives. Greenwich, CN: Information Age.

Tong, G., Xu, J., Chen, X., & Tong, F. (2004). English-Chinese dictionary on biochemistry and molecular biology. Beijing, China: Science Press.

Lara-Alecio, R., & Irby B. (2003). The cowboy mouse. Columbus, OH: The SRA- McGraw-Hill.

Lara-Alecio, R., & Irby B. (2003). El ratón vaquero. Columbus, OH: The SRA- McGraw-Hill.

Irby, B., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2003). Little rabbit’s journey. Columbus, OH: The SRA- McGraw-Hill.

Irby, B. & Lara-Alecio, R. (2003). El viaje del Conejito. Columbus, OH: The SRA- McGraw-Hill.

Schiller, P., Clements, D., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2003). Home connections resource guide. Columbus, OH: The DLM Early Childhood Express-McGraw-Hill.

Schiller, P., Clements, D., Lara-Alecio, R., Sarama, J., & Irby, B. (2003). The DLM early childhood express. Teacher’s edition “A.” Columbus, OH: The SRA-McGraw-Hill.

Schiller, P., Clements, D., Lara-Alecio, R., Sarama, J., & Irby, B. (2003). The DLM early childhood express. Teacher’s edition “B.” Columbus, OH: The SRA-McGraw-Hill.

Schiller, P., Clements, D., Lara-Alecio, R., Sarama, J., & Irby, B. (2003). The DLM early childhood express. Teacher’s edition “C.” Columbus, OH: The SRA-McGraw-Hill.

Schiller, P., Clements, D., Lara-Alecio, R., Sarama, J., & Irby, B. (2003). The DLM early childhood express. Teacher’s edition “D.” Columbus, OH: The SRA-McGraw-Hill.

Schiller, P., Lara-Alecio, R., & Irby, B. (2003). Teacher’s resource anthology. Columbus, OH: The DLM Early Childhood Express-McGraw-Hill.

Chapters

Druery, D., Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., & Guerrero, C. (2017). Academic Oral and Written Language (AOWLS): A Curriculum Component of the English Language and Literacy Acquisition-Validation (ELLA-V). In P. Cook (Ed.), Educational trends. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Press.

Irby, B. J., Walichowski, M., & Cherry, C. (2017). Involving undergraduate students in research: An examination of best-practices and recommendations from Texas A&M University’s College of Education and Human Development. In P. Cook (Ed.), Educational trends. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Press.

Abdelrahman, N., & Irby, B. J. (2017). Perception of faculty members in hybrid learning. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Blended learning: Concepts, methodologies, tools, and applications. Hershey, PA: IGA Global. 

Irby, B. J., Abdelrahman, N., Tang, S., Yang, P., Phuong, T., Tong, F., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2016). Science achievement among economically challenged students in the United States: A scoping analysis. In S. Markic & S. Abels (Eds.), Science education towards inclusion. New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers Inc.

Irby, B. J., Boswell, J., Abdelrahman, N., Lara-Alecio, R., & Tong, F. (2016). New horizons for mentoring research: Exploring the past to frame the future. In B. G. Guzman-Johannessen (Ed.), Global co-mentoring networks in higher education (pp. 27-54). New York, NY: Springer.

Irby, B. J., Sutton-Jones, K. L., Lara-Alecio, R., & Tong, F. (2016). Informal individual learning via virtual professional development: A proposal for for massive open online professional informal individual learning (MOOPIL). In F. Nafukho & B. J. Irby, (Eds.), Handbook of innovative technology integration in higher education (pp. 343-355). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Irby, B. J., Boswell, J., Abdelrahman, N., Lara-Alecio, R., & Tong, F. (2016). Horizons for mentoring. In F. Kochan (Ed.), Sage handbook on mentoring. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Abdelrahman, N., & Irby, B. J. (2015). The perceptions of faculty members on hybrid learning: A naturalistic case study. In F. M. Nafukho & B. J. Irby (Eds.), Handbook of research on innovative technology integration in higher education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Abdelrahman, N., & Irby, B. J. (2015). Arab Spring and teacher professional development in Egypt: A naturalistic case study. In H. R. Gerber & E. Mohamed (Eds.), Education and the Arab Spring. Boston, MA: Sense Publishers.

Irby, B., Johnson, D., Abdelrahman, N., & Gonzalez, E. (2015). A website analysis of mentoring programs for Latina faculty at the 25 top-ranked national universities. In G. Johanensen, Global co-mentoring networks in higher education: Politics, policies, and practices. Springer.

Irby, B. J., Sutton-Jones, K. L., Lara-Alecio, R., & Tong, F. (2015). Informal individual learning via virtual professional development: A proposal for massive open online professional informal individual learning (MOOPIL). In F. Nafukho & B. J. Irby, (Eds.) Handbook of innovative technology integration in higher education (pp. 343-355). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Irby, B. J., Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Guerrero, C., Jimenez, D., & Lopez, T. (2014). What works for learners and their teachers in second language learning classrooms. In P. R. Cook (Ed.), Educational trends: A symposium in Belize, Central America (pp. 80-91). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Irby, B. J., & Abdelrahman, N. (2014). A systematic review of women and STEM: A dissertation study. In B. J. Irby, J. Boswell, N. Abdelrahman, R. Lara-Alecio, & F. Tong (Eds), Gender issues in STEM. San Antonio, TX: Advancingwomen.com (Gretchen Glasscock). 

Irby, B. J., Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Guerrero, C., Jimenez, D., & Lopez, T. (2014). Invited Chapter. What works for learners and their teachers in second language learning classrooms. In P. R. Cook (Ed.) Educational Trends: Belize (pp. 80-91). New Castle upon Thyme, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Irby, B. J., Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., & RodrÍguez, L. (2013). An early childhood case: Montessori bilingual pre-kindergarten education and brain-based learning. In T. Jones (Ed.), Education in a brain world: A roadmap to natural learning in schools (pp. 83-111). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B. J., & Tong, F. (2013). The transitional bilingual pedagogical theory. In B. J. Irby, G. Brown, R. Lara-Alecio, & S. Jackson (Eds.), The handbook of educational theories (pp. 1129-1137). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Irby, B. J., Rodriguez, L., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2013). Montessori philosophy. In B. J. Irby, G. Brown, R. Lara-Alecio, & S. Jackson (Eds.), The handbook of educational theories. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., & Tong, F. (2013). Ten tips for working with infants and toddlers who are dual language learners. In C. Willis (Ed.), Learn every day building strong foundations for infants, toddlers, and twos (pp. 100-116). Lewisville, NC: Kaplan Early Learning.

Brown, G., & Irby, B. J. (2012). Strategies for advancing your career and obtaining your first school executive position. In G. Brown, B. J. Irby, & S. Jackson (Eds.). Women leaders: Advancing careers. In J. Koch and B. J. Irby (Series Eds.) Research on Women and Education. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing Inc.

Irby, B., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2009). Upon the schoolhouse steps: Immigration and education. In R. Lara-Alecio, B. Irby, T. Calvo-Buezas, & T. Guerrero (Eds.), Hispanics in the United States, immigrants in Spain: A threat or a new civilization? NCPEA/Rice University.

Padrón, Y. N. (2009). Latino students and reading: Enabling middle school readers: Building a strategy support system (29-66). In L. Van Horn, (Ed.), Reading on the edge: Enabling, empowering, and engaging middle school readers. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon.

Kandel-Cisco, B. & Padrón, Y. (2008). Using a resiliency perspective to inform bilingual teachers’ classroom inquiry. In M. Cowart (Ed.), Current issues and best practices in bilingual and ESL education. Texas Women University: Federation of North Texas Universities.

McNamara, J., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B.J., Hoyle, J., & Tong, F. (2008). Doctoral programs issues: Commentary on companion dissertations. In T. Creighton, C.A. Mullen, F. Dembowski, & S. Harris (Eds.), The handbook of doctoral programs: Issues and challenges. Connexions: NCPEA Press. Retrieved on September 22, 2008 from http://cnx.org/content/m14542/latest/

Waxman, H. C., Padrón, Y. N., & García, A. (2007). Educational issues and effective practices for Hispanic students. In S. Paik & H. J. Walberg (Eds.), Narrowing the achievement gap: Strategies for educating Latino, Black, and Asian students. New York, NY: Springer.

Irby, B., Rodríguez, L. & Lara-Alecio, R. (2005). Pre-kindergarten Montessori education: A gendered perspective. In J. Kock & B. Irby (Eds.), Gender and schooling in the early years (pp. 61-78). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Vaughn, S., Linan-Thompson, S., Pollard-Durodola, S. D., Mathes, P., & Cárdenas-Hagan, E. (2005). Effective interventions for English language learners (Spanish/English) at-risk for reading difficulties. In D. K. Dickinson & S. B. Neuman (Eds.), Handbook of early literacy research, Volume 2. New York, NY: Guilford Publications.

Waxman, H. C., Gray, J., & Padrón, Y. N. (2004). Current research on student resiliency. In H. C. Waxman, J. Gray, & Y. N. Padrón (Eds.), Educational resiliency: Student, teacher, and school perspectives. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Waxman, H. C., Gray, J., & Padrón, Y. N. (2004). Introduction and overview. In H. C. Waxman, J. Gray, & Y. N. Padrón (Eds.), Educational resiliency: Student, teacher, and school perspectives. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.

Waxman, H. C., & Padrón, Y. N. (2004). The uses of the Classroom Observation Schedule to improve classroom instruction. In H. C. Waxman, R. G. Tharp, & R. S. Hilberg, (Eds.), Observational research in U. S. classrooms: New approaches for understanding cultural and linguistic diversity (pp.72-96). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Padrón, Y. N., Waxman, H. C., & Rivera, H. H. (2002). Issues in educating Hispanic students. In S. Stringfield & D. Land (Eds.), Educating at risk students (pp. 66-88). Chicago, IL: National Society for the Study of Education.

Padrón, Y. N., Waxman, H. C., Powers, R. A., & Brown, A. (2002). Evaluating the effects of the Pedagogy to Improve Resiliency Program on English language learners. In L. Minaya-Rowe (Ed.), Teacher training and effective pedagogy in the context of student diversity (pp. 211-238). Greenwich, CT: Information Age.

Waxman, H. C., Gray, J., & Padrón, Y. N. (2002). Resiliency among students at risk of failure. In S. Stringfield & D. Land (Eds.), Educating at risk students (pp. 29-48). Chicago, IL: National Society for the Study of Education.

Waxman, H. C., & Padrón, Y. N. (2002). Research-based teaching practices that improve the education of English language learners. In L. Minaya-Rowe (Ed.), Teacher training and effective pedagogy in the context of student diversity (pp. 3-38). Greenwich, CT: Information Age.

Tong, F., & Liu, X. (2002). Vocabulary Level 4. In G. Zhou, L. Yu, & Y. Yang (Eds.) National Public English Testing System (PETS) vocabulary handbook. Shanghai, China: Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press.

Journal Articles

2010-Present

Beverly J. Irby, Fuhui Tong, Rafael Lara-Alecio, Cindy Guerrero, Wenhong Guo, Nahed Abdelrahman & Jiniva Serrano (2019) Teacher perceptions of the effectiveness of a science-infused literacy intervention for English language learners, Pedagogies: An International Journal, DOI: 10.1080/1554480X.2019.1673165

Tong, F., Guo, H., Wang, Z., & Min, Y. (in press). College students’ motivated learning strategies toward their majors: A comparative investigation [in Chinese]. Advances in Psychology.

Garza, T., Huerta, M., Spies, T. G., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B. J., & Tong, F. (accepted). Science classroom interactions and academic language use with English language learners. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education

Tong, F., Min, Y., Liu, Y., & Guo, H. (accepted). Measuring self-identity change related to English language learning and bilingual education among Chinese-speaking college students: An exploratory study. Asian Journal of Education and Training.

Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., Sutton-Jones, K. L., & Abdelrahman, N. (accepted). Implementation of research-based ESL strategies with lower grade middle school ELLs in the science classroom: Findings from an experimental study. TESL-EJ.

Garza, T., Huerta, M., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B. J., & Tong, F. (in press). Pedagogical differences during a science- and literacy-integrated intervention for English language learners. The Journal of Educational Research

Spies, T. G., Lara-Alecio, L., Tong. F., & Irby. B., Garza, T., & *Huerta, M. (in press). The effects of developing language and literacy on Spanish reading comprehension. The Journal of Educational Research.

Irby, B. J., Tong, F., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2017). The many faces of entrepreneurship [in Chinese]. Journal of World Education (Chinese Ministry of Education), 17, 18-21.

Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., & Guerrero, C. (2017). Making spaces for learning with maker spaces [in Chinese]. Journal of World Education (Chinese Ministry of Education), 18, 6-9.

Tong, F. & Tang, S. (2017). English-medium instruction in Chinese university science classroom: An observation study. In Q. Dixon, J. Zhao, and Y. Sun (Eds.), English-medium instruction in Chinese Universities (pp. 128-144). Routledge.

Yang, P., Tong, F., Irby, B., Lara-Alecio, R., Ramos, N., & Walichowski, M. (2016). The effect of storytelling and retelling on oral performance of elementary students in English as a foreign language (EFL) program: An exploratory study in Mainland China and Taiwan. Asian Journal of Education and Training.

Huerta, M., Tong, F., Irby, B. J., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2016). Measuring and comparing academic language development and conceptual understanding via science notebooks. Journal of Educational Research. doi: 10.1080/00220671.2014.992582 [2013 5-year impact factor: 1.282]

Huerta, M., Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., & Tong, F. (2016). Relationship between language and concept science notebook scores of English language learners and/or economically disadvantaged students. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 14(2), 269-285. doi: 10.1007/s10763-015-9640-7 

Liu, Y. & Tong, F. (2016). Non-native English speakers’ self-reported use of listening strategy. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 20(2), 101-106.

Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., Lunenburg, F. C., & Tong, F. (2015). Qualitative critique: A heuristic tool for doctoral students to use in improving their research skills. Journal of Education and Literature, 3(2), 147-158.

Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., & Irby, B. J. (2015). Teachers’ perception of virtual professional development in a randomized control trial. International Journals of New Technology and Research, 1(7), 58-61.

Ramos, N. A., Irby, B. J., Brown, G., Tong, F., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2015). The impact of teachers’ native language on English language learners’ reading achievement in English and Spanish. International Journal of Education, 3(1), 1-15.

Tong, F., Luo, W., Irby, B. J., & Lara-Alecio, R., & Rivera, H. (2015, online first). Investigating the impact of professional development on teachers’ instructional time allocation and English learners’ cognitive and academic language development: A multilevel cross-classified approach. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. doi: 10.1080/13670050.2015.1051509 [2014 5-year impact factor: 1.253]

Corcoran, R. P., Ross, S. M., Irby, B. J., Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., & Guerrero, C. (2014). ELLA-V and technology usage in an English language and literacy acquisition validation randomized controlled trial study. World Journal of Educational Technology, 6(3), 291-307.

Tong., Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., Guerrero, C., Fan, Y., & Huerta, M. (2014). A randomized study of literacy integrated science intervention for low SES middle school students: Findings from first year implementation. International Journal of Science Education, 36(12), 2083-2109. Doi:10.1080/09500693.2014.883107.

Huerta, M., Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., & Irby, B. J., (2014). Developing and validating a science notebook rubric for fifth grade non-mainstream students. International Journal of Science Education, 36(11), 1849-1870. doi: 10.1080/09500693.2013.879623.

Tong, F. (2014). An investigation of research paradigms in two studies on Proposition 227. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 6(1), 1-4.

Cho, E., & Tong, F. (2014). Morphology-based cross language transfer from Korean to literacy acquisition in English and Chinese. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(1), 21-36.

Alvarez-Marinelli, H., Blanco, M., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B. J., Tong, F., Stanley, K., & Fan, Y. (2014). Computer assisted English language learning in Costa Rican elementary schools: An experimental study. Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), 29(1), 103-126. doi: 10.1080/09588221.2014.903977. [2014 impact factor 1.00]

Tong, F., Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., & Koch, J. (2014). Integrating literacy and science for fifth grade Hispanic current and former English language learners: From learning to read to reading to learn. Journal of Educational Research, 107(5), 410-426. doi: 10.1080/00220671.2013.833072.

Irby, B. J., Tong, F., Polnick, B., Lara-Alecio, R., Fan, Y. (2013). Early identification of English language learners for gifted education programs using the Hispanic Bilingual Gifted Screening Instrument: Teacher differences in judgements of students by gender. He Kupu Journal, 3(3), 89-99.

Pollard-Durodola, S. D., Gonzalez, J. E., Simmons, D.C., Taylor, A. B., Davis, M., Simmons, L., & Nava-Walichowski, M. (In press). Preschool teachers’ shared book reading practices with Spanish-speaking English language learners at risk of vocabulary delay. Bilingual Research Journal.

Padrón, Y. N., Waxman, H. C., & Brown, A. (In press). Differences between resilient and non-resilient English language learners on classroom behaviors, perceptions of learning environment in reading, and attitudes toward school. TABE Journal,13.

Tong, F., Irby, B. J., & Lara-Alecio, R., & Koch, J. (In press). A longitudinal study of integrating literacy and science for fifth grade Hispanic current and former English language learners: From learning to read to reading to learn. Journal of Educational Research
 
Fultz, M., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B.J., & Tong, F. (2013). The Hispanic bilingual gifted screening instrument: A validation study. National Forum of Multicultural Issues Journal, 10(1), 1-26.
 
Lara-Alecio, R,. Tong, F., Irby, B. J., Guerrero, C., Huerta, M., & Fan, Y. (2012). An experimental study of science intervention among middle school English learners: Findings from first year implementation. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 49(8), 987-1011. doi: 10.1002/tea.21031 [2012 5-year impact factor: 3.227]
 
Tong, F. & Shi, Q. (2012). Chinese-English bilingual education in China: A case study of college science majors. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. 15(2), 165-182. doi: 10.1080/13670050.2011.607921
 
Irby, B. J., Guerrero, C., Rafael-Alecio, R., Tong, F., & Rodriguez, L. (2012). High-quality professional development for teachers of English language learners. School Leadership Review, 7(1) 36-46.

Contreras-Vanegas, A. L., Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., Irby, B. & Durodola, S. (2012). The inter-rater reliability of the Hispanic Bilingual Gifted Screening Instrument (HBGSI). Forum of Applied Educational Research Journal, 25(3). Retrieved from here.

**Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., Irby, B. J., Guerrero, C., Huerta, M., & Fan, Y. (2012). The effect of an instructional intervention on middle school English learners’ science and English reading achievement. Journal of Research in Science Teaching. doi: 10.1002/tea.21031. 

Irby, B. J., Tong, F., Nichter, M., Lara-Alecio, R., Hassey, F., & Guerrero-Valecillos, C. (2011). Hispanic English learners’ self-esteem related to instructional program type, language of instruction, and gender. TABE Journal, 13(1), 26-48.

Irby, B. J., Tong, F., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2011). The symbiotic relationship between bilingual education and multicultural education. Multicultural Perspectives, 13(3), 130-137.

Pollard-Durodola, S. D., Gonzalez, J. E., Simmons, D.C., Simmons, L., & Nava-Walichowski, M. (2011). Using knowledge networks to develop preschoolers’content vocabulary. The Reading Teacher, 65(4), 259-269.

Quiros, A., Lara-Alecio, R., Tong, F., & Irby, B. J. (2011). The effect of a structured story reading intervention, story retell and higher order thinking for English language and literacy acquisition (STELLA). Journal of Research in Reading.

Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Irby, B. J., & Mathes, G. P. (2011). The effects of an instructional intervention on dual language development among first grade Hispanic English learning boys and girls: A two-year longitudinal study. Journal of Educational Research, 104, 87-99.

Acosta, S., & Hsu, H. (2010). Priming the pump: A case study of pre-service bilingual education teachers’ Spanish writing. TABE Journal, 12(1), 76-107.

Irby, B. J., Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Mathes, P., Acosta, S., & Guerrero-Valecillos, C. (2010). Quality of instruction, language of instruction, and Spanish-speaking English learners’ performance on a state high-stakes reading assessment. TABE Journal, 12(1), 1-42.

Padrón, Y. N., Waxman, H. C., Lee, Y-H., Lin, M. F, & Michko, G. M. (2010). Classroom observations of teaching and learning with technology in urban elementary school mathematics classrooms serving English language learners. International Journal of Instructional Media, 39(1).

Tong, F., Castillo, L., & Perez, A. (2010). A psychological profile of acculturation, ethnic identity and teaching efficacy among Latino in-service teachers of English learners. International Education Studies, 3(3), 41-51.

Tong, F., Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., Yoon, M., & Mathes, G. P. (2010). Hispanic English learners’ response to a longitudinal English instructional intervention and the effect of gender: A multilevel analysis. The Elementary School Journal, 110(4), 542-566.

**If you would like a copy of this article, please contact Dr. Fuhui Tong.

Research Reviews

Written by: Roya Pashmforoosh, Ph.D. Student, Texas A&M University
February 9, 2018

Research Archives

Publications

2007

Educational Considerations Related to Immigration
Dr. Beverly Irby
Paper presented at Promoting Academic Success and Accountability Conference, Austin, TX

Using an Observation Protocol in Bilingual and ESL Classrooms in Institute for Education
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Dr. Fuhui Tong, et al.
Paper presented at AERA 2007, Chicago, IL

2005

Research on Second Language Acquisition: A Democratic Educational Concept
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio & Dr. Beverly Irby
Paper presented at the University Council of Educational Administration’s Annual Conference 2005, Nashville, TN

2004

Texas Dual Language Program Cost Analysis
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio & Dr. Martha Galloway
Report developed for the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Senate Education Committee

AERA 2004

An Analysis of Texas Superintendents’ Bilingual/ESL Teacher Recruitment and Retention Practices
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Dr. Martha Galloway, et al.
San Diego, CA

Two-Way Immersion Bilingual Programs in Texas
Dr. Martha Galloway, Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, et al.
San Diego, CA

2003

Prekindergarten Bilingual Montessori Program
Dr. Linda Rodriguez, Dr. Beverly Irby, et al.
Paper presented at AERA, Chicago, IL

Study of Bilingual/ESL Teacher Recruiting and Retention Practices in Texas School Districts
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Dr. Martha Galloway, et al.
Regents’ Initiative Study

Research from Superintendents
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Dr. Martha Galloway, et al.
Regents’ Initiative Study

2002

A Study Addressing Three Components of the National Bilingual Research Agenda for English Language Learners on High Stakes Assessment
Linda Rodriguez, Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, et al.
Field-Initiated Research Report

2001

A Study Addressing Three Components of the National Bilingual Research Agenda for English Language Learners on High Stakes Assessment
Nadine Kujawa, Gloria Cavazos, et al.
Field-Initiated Research Report

The Education in an Intercultural Society
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio & Dr. Beverly Irby

Presentations

2018

Critical Dialogue: Family and Community Engagement
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Dr. Beverly Irby, Dr. Linda Rodriguez, & Belinda Enojado
Summer Leadership Institute

2016

English Language and Literacy Acquisition — Validation: RCT District Highlights — Grade 1
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Dr. Beverly Irby, Dr. Fuhui Tong, & Dr. Cindy  Guerrero
CRDLLA & ELRC Research Seminar, Texas A&M University

2014

Research to Theory to Practice (also presented in Spanish)
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio & Dr. Beverly Irby
Keynote Address, Conference for the Universidad Panamericana, Guatemala

2013

Validating What Works
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Dr. Beverly Irby, Dr. Fuhui Tong, & Cindy Guerrero
ERC Seminar, Texas A&M University
 
A Bouquet of Research on English Language Learners
Dr. Beverly Irby, Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Dr. Fuhui Tong, & Cindy Guerrero
Harris County
 
Validating What Works
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Dr. Beverly Irby, Dr. Fuhui Tong, & Cindy Guerrero
i3 Project Directors Meeting, Washington, D.C.
 
TABE 2013

A Longitundinal Study of Integrating Literacy and Science for Fifth Grade Hispanic Current and Former English Language Learners: From Learning to Read to Reading to Learn
Cindy Guerrero, Dr. Fuhui Tong, et. al.

NABE 2013
 
 
 

2012

Project ELLA (English Language and Literacy Acquisition): A Four-Year Randomized Trial Study
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio & Dr. Beverly Irby
Keynote presentation at Oxford Roundtable, England

The Mutual Symbiosis Between Inclusive Bi-lingual Education and Multicultural Education
Dr. Beverly Irby, Dr. Fuhui Tong & Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio
Texas Chapter of the National Association of Multicultural Education, Texas A&M University

Seminar Series: IES Competitions and Grants 2012

Direct Experience, Personal Strategies, and Academic Benefits of Participating in IES Competitions
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio
Texas A&M University

Institute of Education Sciences Grants Programs and Evaluation Criteria
Dr. Roger Goddard
Texas A&M University

Logic Models and Theory of Change Models: Defining and Telling Apart
Dr. Jorge Gonzalez
Texas A&M University

AERA 2012

A Research Synthesis of Gender Differences in Second Language Learning
Margarita Huerta, Dr. Fuhui Tong, Dr. Beverly Irby, and Tiberio Garza
Vancouver, BC, Canada

2011

NABE 2011

A Dual Language Model Based on Scientifically-Based Research
Dr. Beverly Irby & Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio
New Orleans, LA

Empirically-Based Strategies – The Transition of Writing from Spanish to English in Elementary ELLs
Alma Contreras-Vanegas & Dr. Yolanda Padron
New Orleans, LA

Empirically-Based Strategies: Hispanic Bilingual Students and Identification for Gifted and Talented Programs
Alma Contreras-Vanegas & Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio
New Orleans, LA

2010

Project MSSELL
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Dr. Beverly Irby, et al.
Washington, DC

Examining Differences Among Program Types for English Language Learners: A Longitudinal Randomized Study
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Dr. Beverly Irby, et al.
Brain, Cognitive Sciences and Education Seminar Series, Texas A&M University

2009

NABE 2009

One-Way Developmental Dual Language Model: Practical Application of Scientifically-Based Research Components
Dr. Beverly Irby, Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, et al.

The Transition of Writing in Spanish to English in Elementary Bilingual Students
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio & Alma Contreras-Vanegas

AERA 2009

Educational Bricolage: Interdisciplinarity, Culture, and Complexity in a Longitudinal Study of English Language Literacy Acquisition
Sallie Helms, Dr. Beverly Irby, et al.
San Diego, CA

Gender Differences on English Language/Literacy Acquisition Among Hispanic Second Language Learners
Dr. Fuhui Tong, Dr. Beverly Irby, et al.
San Diego, CA

Bilingual/ESL teachers’ efficacy, attitudes toward native language instruction, and perceptions of English-learning-stu ents: What do we know from the field?
Dr. Fuhui Tong & Aida Perez
San Diego, CA

Promoting Bilingualism and Biliteracy: A 4-Year Longitudinal Comparison Between One-Way Dual-Language and Transitional Bilingual Models
Dr. Beverly Irby, Dr. Fuhui Tong, et al.
San Diego, CA

Feminisms: Relationships, Mentorships and Professional Growth Among Members of a Longitudinal Intervention Research Team
Sallie Helms & Dr. Beverly Irby
San Diego, CA

2008

Giftedness in Hispanic English Language Learners: Early Stages of Identification
Dr. Joy Esquierdo, Dr. Beverly Irby, et al.

Initial Screening for Gifted and Talented Programs: Increasing Participation of Hispanic English Language Learners
Dr. Joy Esquierdo, Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, et al.

Proyecto ELLA: Adquisición del lenguaje oral, la lectura y la escritura en el idioma inglés
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio
Guatemala

AERA 2008

Project ELLA: English Language and Literacy Acquisition
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Dr. Beverly Irby, et al.
New York, NY

Academic Oral English Development Among Spanish-speaking English Language Learners: Comparing Transitional Bilingual and Structured English Immersion Models
Dr. Fuhui Tong, Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, et al.
New York, NY

NABE 2008

Promoting Bilingualism and Biliteracy: Programmatic Difference between One-way Dual (Developmental Bilingual) Language and Transitional Bilingual Models
Dr. Beverly Irby, Dr. Fuhui Tong, et al.
Tampa, FL

2007

RWE Conference 2007

Accelerating Language and Literacy: A Longitudinal Comparsion of Hispanic Male and Female 2nd Grade Bilinguals
Dr. Fuhui Tong, Kathleen Cox, et al.
San Antonio, TX

2006

TTVN Conference 2006

Evaluating a Master’s Degree Program via Distance Education
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Janie Kemp, et al.
Galveston, TX

AERA 2006

Project ELLA: English Language and Literacy Acquisition
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Dr. Beverly Irby, et al.
San Francisco, CA

2005

Math Concepts: L1 and L2
Dr. Beverly Irby & Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio

Brain Research and DLM: An Overview
Dr. Beverly Irby, Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, et al.

DLM Early Childhood Express: Assessment in Early Childhood
Dr. Lara-Alecio & Dr. Beverly Irby

TAMU Onlne ESL Certification Prep Course
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, Cheryl Schulman, et al.

UCEA Convention 2005

The Representation of Social Justice in the Theory Taught in Educational Administration
Dr. Beverly Irby, Dr. Genevieve Brown, et al.
Nashville, TN

NABE 2005

Texas DL Descriptive Report
Martha Galloway, Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio, et al.

Other Presentations

Rhymes, Songs, Stories and Fingerplays in Early Childhood Classrooms
Dr. Beverly Irby & Dr. Lara-Alecio

The Transition of Writing from Spanish to English in Young English Language Learners
Alma Contreras-Vanegas & Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio

Bilingual Teacher Recruitment
Dr. Martha Galloway

Flexible Grouping for Practice Centers
Dr. Beverly Irby & Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio

Transforming and Motivating the Struggling ELL Reader in L1: From Fluency to Prediction
Sara Trevino, Cinthya Alvarez, et al.

Posters

Project MSSELL

Project MSSELL (Middle School Science for English Language Learners)
Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio & Dr. Beverly J. Irby
National Science Foundation Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

ISDDE 2016

Leadership Design for Social Responsibility
Dr. Beverly J. Irby & Dr. Rafael Lara-Alecio
Utrecht, the Netherlands

AERA 2012