education and training
selected publications
Academic Articles38
  • Irby, B. J., Tong, F., Lara-Alecio, R., Tang, S., Guerrero, C., Wang, Z., & Zhen, F. (2021). Investigating the Impact of A Literacy-infused Science Intervention on Economically Challenged Students Science Achievement: A Case Study from A Rural District in Texas. Science Insights Education Frontiers. 9(1), 1123-1141.
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  • Tong, F., Zhang, H., Zhen, F., Irby, B. J., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2021). Supporting home literacy practices in promoting Chinese parents engagement in their children's English education in low-SES families: An experimental study. International Journal of Educational Research.
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  • Lara-Alecio, R., Tang, S., Sutton-Jones, K. L., Irby, B. J., Tong, F., Jimenez, D. D., & Villarreal, E. G. (2021). Teachers' Pedagogical and Content Knowledge After Participation in Virtual Professional Development. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments. 11(1), 64-86.
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  • Li, J., Tong, F., Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., & Rivera, H. (2021). The effects of four instructional strategies on English learners English reading comprehension: A meta-analysis. Language Teaching Research. 136216882199413.
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  • Tong, F., Tang, S., Irby, B. J., Lara-Alecio, R., & Guerrero, C. (2020). Inter-rater reliability data of classroom observation: Fidelity in large-scale randomized research in education.. Data Brief. 29, 105303-105303.
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  • Irby, B., Brown, G. H., LaraAiecio, R., & Jackson, D. (2013). Handbook of Educational Theories. IAP.
  • Irby, B. J., Abdelrahman, N., LaraAlecio, R., & Allen, T. (2020). Epistemological Beginnings of Mentoring. The Wiley International Handbook of Mentoring. 19-28. Wiley.
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  • Irby, B. J., Abdelrahman, N., & Lara-Alecio, R. (2020). Mentoring Across Teacher Career Stages. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. Oxford University Press.
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  • Abdelrahman, N., Irby, B. J., El Farargy, H., LaraAlecio, R., & Tong, F. (2020). Who Mentors Me? A Case Study of Egyptian Undergraduate Students. The Wiley International Handbook of Mentoring. 309-326. Wiley.
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  • Irby, B. J., Johnson, D., Abdelrahman, N., Gonzalez, E. M., Lara-Alecio, R., & Tong, F. (2017). A Website Analysis of Mentoring Programs for Latina Faculty at the 25 Top-Ranked National Universities. Global Co-Mentoring Networks in Higher Education. 27-54. Springer International Publishing.
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  • Irby, B. J., Boswell, J., Abdelrahman, N., Lara-Alecio, R., & Tong, F. (2017). New Horizons for Mentoring Research: Exploring the Present and Past to Frame the Future. The SAGE Handbook of Mentoring. 119-138. SAGE Publications Ltd.
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Conference Papers2
  • Bruhn, R. A., Irby, B. J., Luo, M., Thweatt, W. T., & Lara-Alecio, R (2005). A model for training bilingual school counselors. REVIEW OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, VOL 3. 3, 145-161.
  • Rodriguez, L., Irby, B. J., Brown, G., Lara-Alecio, R., & Galloway, M. M (2005). An analysis of second grade reading achievement related to Pre-Kindergarten Montessori and transitional bilingual education. REVIEW OF RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, VOL 3. 3, 45-65.
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