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Li receives prestigious LRA book award

December 6, 2013
Li receives prestigious LRA book award

Guofang Li has been given the 2013 Edward B. Fry Book Award by the Literacy Research Association (LRA). She was presented the award at an LRA plenary session in Dallas, Texas, for her book, “Culturally Contested Literacies: America’s “Rainbow Underclass” and Urban School.” The award committee selected Li’s book based on a variety of...
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CCSS, vocabulary topic of new book

May 20, 2013
CCSS, vocabulary topic of new book

Improving vocabulary instruction for young students is the topic of assistant professor of teacher education Tanya Wright’s recently published book, All About Words: Increasing Vocabulary in the Common Core Classroom, Pre K-2. The work examines the divide between poor children and their privileged peers, through the lens of the Common Core State Standards in...
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Posted in College News, Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Literacy Instruction, Research, Secondary Education, Teacher Education |

Paris to lead research committee on English teaching

May 17, 2013
Paris to lead research committee on English teaching

Django Paris, assistant professor in the Michigan State University Department of Teacher Education, has been appointed chair of the Standing Committee on Research for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). His three-year term will begin after the organization’s 2013 Annual Convention scheduled for November 21-26, 2013 in Boston. With 35,000 members worldwide,...
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Faculty one of two Asian Americans ever elected to LRA board

May 15, 2013
Faculty one of two Asian Americans ever elected to LRA board

Guofang Li has been elected to the Literacy Research Association’s (LRA) board of directors. Li, an associate professor of second language and literacy education in the Department of Teacher Education, is one of two Asian Americans to ever be elected to the board of directors of the LRA. Li will serve a three-year term....
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Posted in 1) News Type, CEPSE, College News, Elementary Education, Master of Arts in Literacy Instruction, Master of Arts in Teaching and Curriculum, Other News, Secondary Education, Teacher Education |

Vocabulary instruction failing U.S. students

January 24, 2013
Vocabulary instruction failing U.S. students

Vocabulary instruction in the early years is not challenging enough to prepare students for long-term reading comprehension, argues a study led by a Michigan State University education researcher. The study, which appears in Elementary School Journal, analyzed commonly used reading curricula in U.S. kindergarten classrooms. It found that, generally, the programs do not teach...
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Patricia Edwards receives service award

December 4, 2012
Patricia Edwards receives service award

Professor of teacher education Patricia Edwards has received the Albert J. Kingston Service Award, given each year by the Literacy Research Association (LRA). The award was presented at the association’s annual conference in San Diego, Calif. on Dec. 1, 2012. Edwards is the first African-American to receive the association’s prestigious award. “According to Marian...
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