Lilia DiBello, EdD

Associate Professor and Chair, Curriculum and Instruction Department

EdD, Florida International University
MS, Florida International University
BA, Tulane University
ldibello@barry.edu
305-899-4827

Lilia DiBello’s research interests are self-regulated learning (metacognition and motivation) and the use of technology in the early childhood setting; professional development programs that lead to quality early childhood education.

Publications (2000 - Present)

Book:

  • Maldonado, N. and DiBello, L. (2012). Hispanic/Latino American families in the United States: An introduction for educators and care providers. Washington, D.C.: ACEI.

Book Chapters:

  • DiBello, L. (2008). The battle to provide developmentally appropriate educational experiences: Reflections from the field of early care and education. In Slater, J., Callejo, D. and Fain, S. (Eds.) The war against the professions: The impact of politics and economics on the idea of the university. Sense Publishers, B.V.

Encyclopedia Contribution:

  • Farrell, J. and DiBello, L. (2009). Early Childhood Education. In Provenzo, E. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education. Sage Publications, Inc.

Articles (Refereed):

  • DiBello, L. (September, 2009). Literacy in early childhood education. Contrapontos, 9(3), 32 - 41.
  • DiBello, L.C. (2005). Are we addressing the digital divide? Issues, access, and real commitment. Childhood Education, 81(4), 239 – 241.Harlin, R.P. & DiBello, L.C. (2001). Improving beginning teachers' practices and communication through peer coaching. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 22(2), 79 - 85.

Presentations at Refereed Professional Meetings

National and International:
National and International (Refereed)

  • Maldonado, N.S. & DiBello, L.C. (2013, February). Supporting Hispanic Families in Early Childhood Programs. Presentation at the New York Association for the Education of Young Children, New York, NY.
  • DiBello, L.C. & Maldonado, N.S. (2009, March). Hispanic ‘voices' at the crossroads: Moving beyond the stereotypes on educational issues. Paper to be presented at the Annual Association for Childhood Education International Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Maldonado, N.S. & DiBello, L.C. (2008, March). Responding to the needs of Hispanic families: The development of an educator's guide. Paper presented at the Annual Association for Childhood Education International Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • DiBello, L.C. & Gonzalez, J. (2007, April). Enhancing the Education of Migrant Children through Family Literacy: An Even Start Project. Research paper presented at the Annual Association for Childhood Education International Conference, Tampa, FL.
  • DiBello, L.C. & Harlin, R.P. (2006, April). Technology and the Young Child: Addressing Issues of Cultural and Developmental Appropriateness. Research paper presented at the Annual Association for Childhood Education International Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Journals

  • Association for Childhood Education International, Manuscript reviewer on Editorial Board, Spring 2004 – 2010.

Conferences

  • Annual Celebration of the Young Child Conference, Proposal Reviewer, Spring 2001 - 2009.

Service State

  • Community Action Agency Head Start, Advisory Committee Member, Fall 2003 - 2008.
  • Early Childhood Career Ladder Committee, Member, Spring 2003 - 2007.
  • United Way Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Education, Research Task Force Committee Member, Fall 2002 - present.