Margaret Freedson

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20082016

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Dr. Margaret Freedson’s scholarly interests focus on bilingualism, literacy development, and instructional practices that improve school outcomes for English language learners, as well as the preparation of teachers to serve bilingual and immigrant students.

A former elementary teacher with the Lost Angeles public schools, Dr. Freedson has conducted research on educational policy and the classroom experiences of low-income, language minority children in Mexico, Central America and the United States. 

Dr. Freedson teaches graduate and undergraduate classes on early literacy development and instruction, and has provided professional development for teachers and administrators throughout New Jersey and beyond. She is the lead author of the Classroom Assessment of Supports for Emergent Bilingual Acquisition (CASEBA) - an observational rating scale that assesses preschool classroom quality for dual language learners. A native of Reading, Pennsylvania, she received her doctorate in Language and Literacy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Research interests

Focus on bilingualism, literacy development, and instructional practices that improve school outcomes for English language learners, as well as the preparation of teachers to serve bilingual and immigrant students.

Scholarly Interests

Language, literacy and bilingualism
Language arts/literacy instruction in early childhood and elementary classroom settings
Educational equity and English language learners

Teaching

Graduate and undergraduate classes on early literacy development and instruction, and has provided professional development for teachers and administrators throughout New Jersey and beyond. 

Faculty/Media Expert

Expert on bilingual education, language development, linguistic diversity in schools, and early literacy and reading instruction.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

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