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Leila Rosa​

photo of Leila Rosa Henry Barnard School (HBS) 206
(401) 456-8931

Academic Background

University of Massachusetts- Boston
B.A Sociology
University of South Florida
M.A Special Education-Varying exceptionalities
University of South Florida
Ph.D., Special Education

Courses Taught

Narrative Perspectives on Exceptionalities: Cultural and Ethical Issues Narrative
Perspectives on Exceptionalities: Cultural and Ethical Issues Classroom Management
Integrating Special Education Students in Regular Classes
Teaching and Managing Inclusive Classrooms-1-12
Urban Education & social issues

Fundamentals of Teaching and Learning
Contemporary Instruction
K-12 Practicum

Research Methods V: Qualitative Inquiry in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies
Research Methods IV: Program Evaluation

History and Philosophical Foundations of American Education
Design and Evaluation of Educational Systems

Educational Reform, Accountability Measures & Achievement Gap
Contemporary Policy & Reform in Education

Research Interests

Dr. Rosa’s research involves critical inquiry of curriculum, instructional methodologies for Emergent bilinguals and eligibility of Emergent bilinguals for special Education and education. She is particularly focused on the preparation of teachers for students that are emergent bilingual.

Presentations and Publications​

Agosto, V., Rosa, L., Kaiza, N.,McHatton, P., & Elam, D. (2013). Culture-Based Leadership Preparation: A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis of the Literature. Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity, In Linda C. Tillman & James J. Scheurich (Eds.). Routledge/Taylor Francis

Rosa, L. (2015, October). “This country does not have my back!”: Youth experiences with a parent threatened by deportation. Journal of Cape Verdean Studies, 2, 35-68.

McHatton, P. A., Smith M., Brashaw, W., Vallice, R., Rosa, L. (2011) “Doing Diversity...?” Preparing Teacher Candidates Using a Developmental Model. in Mcray, E., McHatton, P., & Beverly Cheryl. Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions for Culturally Competent and Interculturally Sensitive Leaders in Education. TED Diversity Caucus

Parker, A., Allen, D., McHatton, P. A., Rosa, L. (2010). Dance Lessons: preparing pre- service teachers for co-teaching partnerships. Action in Teacher Education

McHatton, P.A., Rosa-Dias, L. (2008) Guide to Implementing Service-Learning in the K- 12 Classroom. Tampa, Fl.

Poderosa: International Conference on Cape Verdean Women Parent Power in the American School System- Presenter Providence College, March 5, 2016

Forgotten Youth: Cape Verdean American Children with Deported Parents Cape Verdean Studies Annual Conference Pedro Pires Institute for Cape Verdean Studies 6/12/2015

The Assault on Public Education: The Corporate Agenda
Panel Participant: New Areas of Privatization and the Corporations behind them
New Bedford, Ma. 10/13/12

International Symposium on Human Rights and Quality of Life in the Portuguese Communities in the United States and Canada Panel II, participant: Perspectives from the US Cambridge, Ma. 11/10/2011

The social Impact of Deportations: Searching for Answers Case Study: The consequences of forced separation Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, Ma. 10/27/2010

American Educational Research Association – Presenter – Fostering Collaboration: Elementary and Special Education Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Co-teaching. 2010

The Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children 32nd Annual Conference on Teacher Preparation in Changing Times: Fostering the Partnerships between Special Education and General Education Charlotte, North Carolina, 11/10/2009

The Fifth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry McHatton, P.A., Pollard, J.S, Martinez, S., Rosa, L. Multiplicity: Developing Individual Teacher Identity Through Varying Experiences. Urbana- Champaign, 5/20/2009 ​

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