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Alan D. Flurkey

Professor of Specialized Programs in Education


Degrees

PHD, 1997, Univ Arizona; MA, 1987, Arizona State Univ Tempe; BA, 1980, Univ California Irvine


Bio

Alan Flurkey is Associate Professor of Literacy Studies in the School of Education at Hofstra University.

Dr. Flurkey has authored several journal articles and book chapters, and is co-editor of three books: Scientific Realism in Studies of Reading, Revolution: The Selected Writings of Kenneth S. Goodman, and Many Cultures, Many Voices: Proceedings of the Whole Language Umbrella Conference.  He has also co-edited an issue of the journal Primary Voices K-6, titled “Miscue Analysis for Classroom Teachers.”

Dr. Flurkey earned a Ph.D. in reading from The University of Arizona in 1997.  For his doctoral dissertation, he used miscue analysis to investigate oral reading rate, a study that was awarded as a finalist in the International Reading Association’s Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award in 1998.  He has taught elementary grades and special education classes and applied knowledge of the reading process in his work with students.

Dr. Flurkey is the former director of the Reading/Writing Learning Clinic in the Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center at Hofstra University.  He has consulted with school districts and presented reading workshops in Colorado, Arizona, Texas, and New York.  He is a regular presenter at professional conferences, such as the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, the National Reading Conference, the Whole Language Umbrella Conference, the International Reading Association Annual Convention and the World Congress of Reading.  He is a past conference co-chair of the annual International Conference for the Whole Language Umbrella.  He is past co-chair of the Psycholinguistic and Sociolinguistic Special Interest Group for the International Reading Association.

Teaching interests include teacher education and doctoral courses that focus on reading and writing assessment, and working with learners with special needs.

Research interests focus on reading fluency (flow), miscue analysis and retrospective miscue analysis, slow and inefficient reading, eye-movement miscue analysis, and early literacy development.

Dr. Flurkey is currently working with secondary teachers in Aurora, Colorado to develop district-wide implementation of Retrospective Miscue Analysis in classroom practice and assessment.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
ELED 136 INTGRD TCH RD,WRT,CHLD LIT Undergraduate
LYST 200A INTRO TO LITERACY STUDIES Graduate
LYST 214 LANG&LIT ERLY/MID CH Graduate
LYST 241 MISCUE ANLYS & RETRO Graduate
LYST 245 REVLNG READERS & WRITERS Graduate
LYST 300 INTRO PORTFOLIO PREP Graduate
LYST 301 PORTFOLIO/ADV&PRESNT Graduate
LYST 351 INTL SCHOLARS' FORUM Graduate
LYST 353 READING MISCUE CONFERENCE Graduate
LYST 362A LTRCY AS A LANG PROCESS Graduate
LYST 601 DISSERTATION PROPOSAL PLANNING Graduate
LYST 603 DISSERTATION PROPOSAL PREP EXT Graduate
LYST 604 DISSERTATION ADVISEMENT Graduate
READ 351 INDEPENDENT STUDY Graduate
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