Language and Literacy Education

Language and Literacy Education focuses on critical and contemporary issues at the intersections of literacy learning and cultural and societal transformation. It covers topics such as identity and literacy, cultural literacy practices, Indigenous literacies, family literacy, literature and new media, digital literacies, poetry, literacy in developing contexts, literacy development across the lifespan, educational linguistics, discourse and multimodal analysis, critical perspectives on children’s and young adult literature, EAL (English as an additional language) literacy, assessment, teacher education and creative/arts-based approaches to literacy learning.

Students engage with critical societal issues that impact these topics, such as equity and inclusion, immigration and globalization, gender, youth culture, relationships among communities and educational institutions, and public policy.

 

Faculty Members

Name Research Interests
Asselin, Marlene Language Acquisition and Development; International Development; Cultural Institutions (Museums, Libraries, etc.); early literacy; literacy and international development; libraries and education
Belliveau, George Theatre; Arts-based research; Drama Education; Research-based Theatre; Interdisciplinary Arts
Bryson, Mary technology, media, cultural studies, gender, queer theory, deviance studies, post-colonial pedagogies, Sociology, Women's Studies, Education, media and gender, media and education
Corella Morales, Meghan Linguistic Variation and Society; Bilingualism and Multilingualism; Language Acquisition and Development; Children's language and literacy practices; Peer interactions in classrooms; Linguistic anthropology/ Sociocultural linguistics
Dobson, Teresa Media and communications; Literary Education; Digital Literacy; Digital Humanities; Text Visualization
Early, Margaret Adolescent issues, English as a second Language, language education, literacy, teacher research
Galla, Candace what types of technology initiatives (low-, mid-, or high) Indigenous language communities are using to revitalize, maintain, and promote their language
Gladwin, Derek Cultural Studies; Digital & Media Literacy; Environmental & Energy Literacy; Environmental Humanities; Food Literacy; Literary Education; Sustainability Education; Writing & Rhetoric
Gunderson, Lee Paul ESL, multiculturalism
Hare, Jan Aboriginal youth mobility, Aboriginal family and community perspectives on early literacy, literature, identity construction and urban Aboriginal youth, Cultural studies, early childhood, first nations education
Henry, Annette race, language, culture in education; equity and diversity, Cross-cultural education, feminist studies, gender, international perspectives, multiculturalism, policy studies
Jenson, Jennifer Digital Cultures and Education; Digital Games; Game-based Learning; Gender; technology; Technology Implementation and integration; Online Learning
Kendrick, Maureen literacy, digital literacy, Children and youth, ESL, international perspectives
Li, Guofang longitudinal studies of immigrant children
Norton, Bonny education, ESL, international perspectives, literacy, teacher research
Rogers, Theresa Educational Approaches; Education; Literacy; Youth Studies; Children's and Adolescent Literature; Digital Literacies
Zappa, Sandra academic discourse socialization of (international) English language learners in higher education, examining the literacy socialization trajectories and the role their individual networks of practice (INoPs, a concept I coined) in becoming aware of the host culture values and expectations; projects examining the intercultural competence development of foreign language teachers studying abroad; foreign language-learning through peer exchange programs; academic English coaching for university-level English language learners; collaboration between language and subject specialists; and student perceptions of academic English language development in CBI courses.

Stories

Lauryn Oates

Alumni
Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)

Katie Warfield

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)

Lucía Terra

Alumni
Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)

Amber Moore

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)

Pramod Sah

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)

Kaye Hare

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)

Andrea Hoff

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)

Esteban Morales

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Language and Literacy Education (PhD)