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Dongbo Zhang

 Assistant Professor
  Department of Teacher Education
 Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
 333 Erickson
 517-353-4541
Dongbo Zhang is an assistant professor of second language education. He is interested in second language reading, bilingual children's literacy acquisition, and second language acquisition and pedagogy. His research regards language and literacy acquisition as a cognitive endeavor situated in social context, and highlights the development of learner-internal competencies necessitates learner-external support. Broadly, his research addresses two questions: What factors influence the development of language and literacy skills in an additional language? How can classroom pedagogical practices meet the diverse needs of learners in their second language or bilingual/bi-literacy learning?

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