UCI Department of Education

Rebecca Constantino

School of Education

Email: rconstan@uci.edu
phone: 949.824.9965
office: Education 2000


Rebecca Constantino teaches classes in language acquisition theory, literacy and cultural diversity. She is also the found and executive director of Access Books, a non-profit that refurbishes inner city school and community libraries (www.accesssbooks.net) Prior to founding her non-profit organization, Constantino was an education policy fellow for the U.S. Senate. She has written numerous education and immigration bills, and has also worked with the School of Education on an analysis of “America Reads,” a program that aims to have every American child read well and independently by the end of the third grade. Currently, Constantino is an education consultant specializing in language acquisition, literacy development and cultural issues in the school arena.

Constantino has published more than 100 articles and several books on literacy development, equality in education and cultural perspectives of language acquisition. Having lived and worked in numerous countries, she has been involved in language and literacy development programs in Russia, South Africa and Eastern Europe.

Constantino received her bachelor of arts degree in philosophy, her master of arts degree in Teaching English as a second language and her doctorate degree in language, literacy and learning. She is a married mother of a son and two adopted daughters.

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