Jose Lalas

Professor, Sch of Ed

Office: Education, University Hall #128

Phone: 909/748-8792



Areas of Expertise

  • Critical Literacy and Critical Pedagogy
  • Social Justice
  • English Language Learners
  • Multicultural Literature
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Teacher Education

Degrees Held

  • B.S. University of the Philippines
  • M.Ed. Reading/Language Arts, Seattle Pacific University; Ed.S. Program Administration, Seattle Pacific University
  • Ph.D. Reading/Language Arts/Curriculum and Instruction, University of Washington
  • Life Teaching Credential, Washington State Reading Resource Specialist, Washington State

Major Awards

  • California School Board Association/Asian Pacific Caucus: Award of Merit

Significant Publications

Lalas, J. & Valle, E. (2007). "Social Justice Lenses and Authentic Student Voices: Enhancing Leadership for Educational Justice." Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development (CAPEA Journal).

Lalas, J. (Spring 2007). "Teaching for Social Justice in Multicultural Urban Schools: Conceptualization and Implication." Multicultural Education.

Lalas, J. & Morgan, R. (2006). "Training School Leaders Who Will Promote Educational Justice: What, Why, and How?" Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development (CAPEA Journal).

Solomon, M., Lalas, J. & M. Franklin, C. (2006). "Making Instructional Adaptations for English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom: Is It Good Enough?" Multicultural Education.

Lalas, J. & Solomon, M. (2007). "Instructional Adaptation as an Equity Solution for English Learners and Special Needs Students: Practicing Educational Justice in the Mainstream Classroom." Des Moines, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Gordon, R., Lalas, J. & McDermott, C. (Fall 2006). "Omni-Education: A Learning and Teaching Framework for Social Justice." Des Moines, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

Lalas, J. (2007). "Adaptation Pedagogy: What, Why, and How?" Commentary for Newsletter of the California Council on Teacher Education, Fall 2007.

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