Margarita Calderón, Ph.D., is professor emerita and senior research scientist at the Johns Hopkins
University School of Education. She has conducted research, training, and curriculum development for
teaching language, reading comprehension, and content knowledge to K-12 English learners. Her work
has focused on effective instructional processes, two-way and dual-language programs, teacher learning
communities, and professional development for schools with language minority populations and striving
adolescent readers. Dr. Calderón’s research has been supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New
York, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Labor, National Institutes of Health, and the
Texas Educational Agency.
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