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Shirley Hufstedler School of Education

Teacher Education

San Francisco Beach St Campus

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Alliant International University San Francisco
One Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco CA 94133-1221


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

bilingual education, special education

2007 Hope Eternal or Just the Basic Facts, http://ijournal.us. Issue No. 16. June

1998 Dissertation. Language Shift Among China Born and United States Born Chinese Students in San Francisco: Cultural, Sociological, and Educational Perspectives. University of San Francisco., 1998

1997 Research Assistant. University of San Francisco, International and Multicultural Education Department., 1997

Researching and editing materials for Dr. Emile Wilson for the purpose of publication in areas of Argumentation and Dissertation writing.

Academic History and Background

EdD, Univesrity of San Francisco, 1998, 1998

Professional Practice and Community Service

2000 - Conference Presenter. California Association Bilingual Education (CABE) 25th Annual Conference in San Francisco, The effects of language shift as it pertained to China born and United States born Chinese students living in San Francisco., 2000

1996 - Conference Presenter. Hong Kong University, International Language English Conference.Delivered a paper on how using Cantonese to learn English. The lecture included a theoretical foundation espoused by Cummins, Krashen, and Vygotsky and discussed practical application for acquiring English., 1996

Bio and Links

Irving Leung is currently an Assistant Professor and the Director of Special Education at Alliant International Unversity, where he developed and co-teaches the Mild to Moderate Special Education Program. He writes the curriculum for special education classes and collaborates with school district officials to streamline training in special education.
As Director of Field Supervision from 2006-2007 he supervised field mentors with general education interns by using the California Standards of Teaching Profession and managed services to determine mentoring effectiveness.