University of Massachusetts Amherst

02/21/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/21/2024 15:35

Education’s Di Stefano Receives Hispanics in Higher Education Book of the Year Award

An educator's guidebook co-edited by Marialuisa Di Stefano, assistant professor in the College of Education's Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, has been selected as the Book of the Year in the edited volume category by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). The award will be presented during the 2024 AAHHE Conference on March 13-15 at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.


The book, "Integrando STEAM: A Guide for Elementary Bilingual and Dual Language Programs," is a guide for K-12 school leaders and educators who are planning to implement new bilingual and dual language (BDL) elementary programs for multilingual learners in the United States, focusing on the integration of subject matter knowledge of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) with biliteracy development goals, both in English and a partner language other than English.

Published by Velaquez Press in 2023, the book was co-edited by Alberto Esquinca of San Diego State University and Idalis Villanueva Alarcón of the University of Florida.