Dr. Claudia Peralta returned to the Department of Bilingual Education at Boise State University in 2011 after three years teaching at California State University, Chico. She previously taught at Boise State from 2003-2008. Dr. Peralta has a Ph.D. in Social, Multicultural and Bilingual Education, Equity and Cultural Diversity, from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her research centers on educational issues related to Spanish speaking and English language learners in U.S. schools. She is specifically interested in issues related to the development of bilingualism, biliteracy, multicultural literature, and social justice.
Swimming Upstream: Preparing Future Teachers to Effectively and Compassionately Teach Latino(a) Children (with Patricia A. Whang), Cuaderno: de Investigacion en la Educacion (2012)
As teacher educators, we struggled to prepare our predominantly white teacher education students to effectively...
Bilingual Teacher Beliefs and Practice: Do They Line Up? (with Celia den Hartog King), Gist Education and Learning Research Journal (2011)
A qualitative study used observation and collection of artifacts to examine the pedagogical strategies of...
Niños Cultural y Lingüisticamente Diversos: Apuntes de una Experiencia Docente, Docencia: Revista de Educación y Cultura (2011)
He regresado a California después de ausentarme varios años (cinco para ser exacta) y tomo...
Harry Potter and the Oppression of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse U.S. Students (with Celia den Hartog King), Social Advocacy and Systems Change (2009)
The authors draw from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling, 2003) to...
Multicultural Literature that Brings People Together (with Stan Steiner and Maggie Chase), The Reading Teacher (2008)
Over the past ten years we have been tracking a specific type of multicultural literature....
Contributions to Books
Children's Issues in Uruguay (with A. Peralta), Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children's Issues Worldwide: Central and South America (2008)
Grooming "Better-Prepared" Teachers, Current Issues in Teacher Education : History, Perspectives, and Implications (2008)
Promoting an Environment for Choice in a Bilingual Class through Literature, International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language Conference of Young Learners and Teenagers and Asian Literacy (2012)
Breaking the Code: Strategies to Survive in Academia (Panel Member), Annual Meeting, American Education Research Association (AERA) (2012)
The Schooling Experiences of Immigrant Students in Rural Settings, 41st Annual Conference, National Association for Bilingual Educators (2012)
Manteniendo Nuestra Cultura: Latina/o Schooling in Rural Communities, AERA Annual Meeting: Dealing with Complexity: How Do Teachers Reconcile Contradictions? (2010)