Jeanette Bicais, PhD

CEAS Interim Associate Dean, Professor

Department of Teacher Education

(510) 885-4044
AE 242B
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Ph.D. May 2004. Education; Language and Literacy, Culture and Society. University of California, Berkeley. Concentrations: Second Language Acquisition, Multicultural Education, Literacy with an Emphasis in Writing in a Second Language.

DissertationTitle: Talk in Writing: Opportunities and Constraints of English Learners Writing in Classrooms.

M.A. May 2000. Education; Language, Literacy and Culture. University of California, Berkeley.

Thesis Title: Let’s Talk: Language Brokering for Academic Success.  

Multiple Subjects Credential May 1986. Sonoma State University, CA.

B.S. June 1975. City and Regional Planning, California Polytechnical State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.

Professional Focus

  • University of California, Berkeley, University Researcher(2007)
  • American Educational Research Association Presenter


  • B.S. Cal Poly State Univesity
  • M.A. University of California, Berkeley
  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley


Not teaching this quarter.


Bicais, J. & Correia, M. (2008). Peer-learning Space: A staple in English Learners' Toolkit for Developing Language and Literacy. The Journal of Research in Childhood Education. (22, 363-375). 

Curry, M, Jaxon, K., Russell, J. L., Callahan, M. A. & Bicais, J (2008). Examining the Practice of Beginning Teachers' Micropolitical Literacy within Professional Inquiry Communities.Teaching and Teacher Education. (24, 660-673.) 

Bicais, J (2004). Talk in Writing: Opportunities and Constraints of English Learners Writing in Classrooms. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.


Let's Talk: Language brokering to learn classroom practices., March 26, 2008, New York, American Educational Research Association

Children Talking, Writing and Talking'It's Really About the Talk., April 6, 2007, Chicago, American Educational Research Association

Peer and home culture as a toolkit for English Learners' Language and Literacy Development., April 7, 2006, San Francisco, American Educational Research Association

What's culture got to do with it?: Language and literacy development in sociocultural contexts., May 15, 2005, San Francisco, Language Minority Research Institute

Peer Talk: Opportunities for English Learners to Participate in School Writing Practices, April 11, 2005, Montreal, American Educational Research Association

Examining the Development of Beginning Teachers' Micropolitical Literacy within Professional Inquiry Communities, April 6, 2005, Montreal, American Educational Research Association


Teacher Consulant for Bay Area Writing Project

Other Accomplishments

Univeristy of California, Berkeley, University Researcher (2007)

Returning Fellow, Bay Area Writing Project, Summer Invitational (2007)

Bay Area Writing Project, Summer Invitational (2000)

Edward Solomon Scholarship

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