Esther Bettney

PA-WIDA

Esther Bettney is a Project Assistant with the WIDA International School Consortium and a PhD Candidate in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Esther’s PhD research explores how bilingual schools in Colombia engage with a heteroglossic approach to language policies, program models and classroom pedagogies that move away from an “English-only” approach.

Originally from Canada, Esther has spent the majority of her adult life engaged in multilingual education in Central and South America, as a classroom teacher, program administrator, teacher educator and educational researcher. Esther regularly presents at academic conferences and has upcoming articles in the Journal of Language, Identity, & Education and the Journal of Belonging, Identity, Language, and Diversity. Esther’s work reflects her commitment to celebrate, support and advocate for multilingual students, teachers and schools around the globe.

Contact Information

bettney@wisc.edu
Office: Ed Sciences

Current Projects

WIDA