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Lilia DiBello

Lilia DiBello, Ed.D.

Chair, Curriculum and Instruction Department
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Tulane University
M.S. and Ed.D., Florida International University
ldibello@mail.barry.edu
305-899-4827 (toll-free 1-800-756-6000, ext. 4827)


Areas of Interest

Research interests in the areas of 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.

Professional Positions and Experience (2000 - Present)

  • Associate Professor, August 2009 - present
  • Assistant Professor, August 2000 – 2009
  • Adrian Dominican School of Education, Barry University

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.
  • DiBello, L. (2003). Mongolian Teens. Values, Customs and Practices. Chapter in the book Teen Life Around the World. Judith Slater (ed.) Greenwood Press.

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.

Articles (non-Refereed):

  • DiBello, L.C. (2005). Are We Addressing the Digital Divide? Issues, Access, and Real Commitment. Childhood Education. Spring 2005 edition.

Newsletter Articles (Non-Refereed):

  • DiBello, L. (2006). National spotlight on literacy initiatives.Migrant Even Start Family Literacy Project Newsletter, 1(2), 4 – 7.
  • DiBello, L. (2005). The implementation of literacy concept bags in support of an even start project.Migrant Even Start Family Literacy Project Newsletter, 1(1), 5 – 6.
  • DiBello, L. (2003). Building math skills in young children.Teach More Love More Newsletter, 2(7). 1 – 3.
  • DiBello, L.C. & Rendulic, P.A. (2002, March). The impact of research: A reflection on teacher dialogue. Focus on Teacher Education Newsletter, 2(3).

Presentations at Refereed Professional Meetings

National and International:

  • National and International (Refereed)
    DiBello, L.C. & Maldonado, N.S. (2009, November). Hispanic ‘voices' at the crossroads: Moving beyond the stereotypes on educational issues. Poster Session presented at the Annual Conference for the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, Washington, D.C.
  • 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.
  • Maldonado, N.S. & DiBello, L.C. (2008, February).Responding to the needs of Hispanic/Latino families in early childhood programs. Presentation at the Annual National Association of Bilingual Education for the Early Childhood Special Interest Group Institute, Tampa, FL.
  • Maldonado, N.S. & DiBello, L.C. (2007, November). Responding to the Needs of Hispanic Families. Roundtable paper presented at the Annual National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • 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.
  • DiBello, L.C., Farrell, J.B., Klinger, N. and Zeskind, M. (2005, June). The evolution of an early childhood model of excellence: The Migdal Or early childhood odyssey. Paper to be presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Institute, June, 2005, Miami Beach, FL
  • Harlin, R.P., DiBello, L.C., Greenleaf, J. and Javier (2005, June). Supporting migrant children and family literacy: The development of a culturally-sensitive even start project. Paper to be presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Institute, June, 2005, Miami Beach, FL.
  • DiBello, L.C. & Farrell, J.B. (2005, April). The emergence of a reflective portfolio in teacher education: Responding to policy and accountability issues. Research paper to be presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, April, 2005, Montreal, Canada.
  • DiBello, L.C. & Farrell, J.B. (2004, April). Supporting a state's initiative to prepare the "Accomplished Teacher": A focus on reflective practice. Research paper presented at the Annual Association for Childhood Education International Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • DiBello, L.C. & Rendulic, P.A. (2003, April). The impact of incorporating a reflective writing journal in a mathematics portfolio model at the elementary school level. Research paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Educational Research Association, April, 2003, Chicago, IL.
  • DiBello, L.C. & Harlin, R.P. (2002, November). Implementing a state's 21st century policy on competencies: A new perspective on field experiences and personal reflection. Research paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, November, 2002, New York, NY.
  • Harlin, R.P. & DiBello, L.C. (2001, April). Improving preservice teacher education through peer coaching: An action research model. Research paper presented at the Association for Childhood Education International Conference, Toronto, Canada.
  • Harlin, R.P. & DiBello, L.C. (2000, November). Improving beginning teachers' practices and communication through peer coaching. Research roundtable presented at the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Preconference at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • DiBello, L.C. (2000, October). Beyond Inclusion: Issues and Policies Affecting Our Special Education Programs as We Adapt to Meet Curricular Requirements Posed for the Next Century, paper presentation for American Association of Teachers of Curriculum: Alexandria, VA.
  • A Comparative Study of Peer Coaching Models, presented at Action Research SIG by Dr. Rebecca Harlin at AERA: New Orleans, April 2000.
  • Play- What is it? Why do I Need it in My Life? Pre-service Teachers Rethink Their Attitudes. Research Paper Presentation co-authored with Dr. Rebecca Harlin and Dr. Bill Yongue. Presented at NAECTE at the NAEYC Annual Conference held in Toronto, Canada, November, 1998.

State:

  • DiBello, L.C. & Rendulic, P.A. (2001, November). Self-regulated learning: The role of a journal in the learning process. Research paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Florida Educational Research Association, November 7 – 9, 2001, Marco Island, FL. (Refereed).

Presentations at Non-Refereed Professional Meetings

Local:

  • DiBello, L.C. (2004, February 13th). Mathematics All Around Us! Presentation for the 2004 Jewish Early Childhood Education/Day School Professional Growth Conference sponsored by the Central Agency for Jewish Education, North Miami Beach, FL.
  • DiBello, L.C. (2002, February). Teaching math in the primary grades using manipulatives. Presentation for the Annual Day School Institute sponsored by the Central Agency for Jewish Education, North Miami Beach, FL.
  • DiBello, L.C. (2001, March). Learning through play: Developmentally appropriate practices. Presentation at the 5th Annual Celebration of the Young Child, Miami, FL.

Editorial Review

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.
  • American Association of Teachers of Curriculum, Proposal Reviewer, Annual Conference 2000.

Newsletters

  • Teach More/Love More Newsletter, Guest Editor for Student Submissions, January 2003 – June 2003.

Grants

  • 2004 William F. Goodling Family Literacy Even Start Program. State grant submitted for funding beginning Summer 2004. Funded $280,000 year 1.

Service

State

  • Florida Department of Education Portal Advisory Committee, Member, August 2002.

Community

  • 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.
  • Task Force III Readiness Coalition, Chair of LAP-D Sub-Committee, Fall 2001 – 2004.
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children, Validator, Fall 2001 – 2003.

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