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Debra L. Goodman

Associate Professor of Specialized Programs in Education


Degrees

PHD, 1999, Michigan State Univ; MA, 1985, Oakland Univ; BA, 1976, University Michigan


Bio

Debra Goodman's courses, presentations and research interests include: children's literature, inquiry and critical pedagogy, language, culture and identity, literacy assessment and evaluation, language and literacy learning, and teaching readers who struggle. She is author of The Reading Detective Club (Heinemann, 1999), a book inviting teachers and students to explore reading together. She has also written chapters and articles on urban teaching, early literacy, literacy assessment, dialect and reading, whole language, and other topics. She is President of the Whole Language Umbrella and has chaired the Elementary Section Steering Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). She completed her Ph.D. at Michigan State University, where she was awarded a distinguished fellowship. Prior to her doctoral work, she taught in Detroit Public Schools for 15 year, working with multicultural, center city populations.


Teaching Interests

Her courses, presentations and research interests include: children's literature, inquiry and critical pedagogy, language, culture and identity, literacy assessment and evaluation, language and literacy learning, and miscue analysis.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
LYST 208 LANG, CLTR, ID: LITERCY ISSUES Graduate
LYST 214 LANG&LIT ERLY/MID CH Graduate
LYST 216 LIT LRNG AT HOME&SCH Graduate
LYST 220 LIT IN LIVES YOUNG CHILD Graduate
LYST 242 LITERACY PRACTICUM: B-6 Graduate
LYST 243 LITERACY PRACTICUM: 5-12 Graduate
LYST 300 INTRO PORTFOLIO PREP Graduate
LYST 353 READING MISCUE CONFERENCE Graduate
LYST 364C SOCIOPOLTCL PERSP OF LITERACY Graduate
LYST 601 DISSERTATION PROPOSAL PLANNING Graduate
LYST 602 DISSERTATION PROPOSAL PREP Graduate
LYST 604 DISSERTATION ADVISEMENT Graduate
LYST 605 DISSERTATION ADVISEMENT EXTSN Graduate
READ 351 INDEPENDENT STUDY Graduate
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