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Fairbanks, Colleen

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Authoring professional teacher identities: a journey from understanding culturally responsive teaching to identifying as culturally responsive teachers 2009 1018 The purpose of this qualitative study was to examine the ways in which four elementary preservice teachers came to understand culturally responsive teaching and began authoring their professional teacher identities. It examined the influence of cours...
Examining struggling male adolescent Readers' Responses to Graphic Novels: A Multiple Case Study of Four, Eighth-Grade Males in a Graphic Novel Book Club 2010 3522 Although graphic novels are an increasingly popular literary format, there is currently little empirical research that documents their use with struggling male adolescent readers in school settings. The purpose of this multiple case study was to exam...
Black teachers caring for black students: intersecting identity, culturally responsive teaching and life history 2011 1412 This study addresses African American teachers' perspectives of Black students and the ways they pass on community through their Black pedagogical practices. Furthermore, it focuses on Black teacher identities and the ways their communities have shap...
A Socioculturalist Remakes a Middle School Classroom or- Unpacking More Tools for Learning 2013 362 How can we unpack more tools for learning? What do we need to do to help all students succeed? Schools today can find ways to guide students and teachers to share meaningful experiences. Educators may find it interesting to share student ...
Literacy that matters: how teacher's instructional decisions shape students' reading identities and learning outcomes 2013 226 This research focused on students' reading identities and literacy learning and their potential relationships to teachers' instructional decisions in the support of these. The study included two experienced teachers from an ethnically diverse urban s...
A case study of the figured worlds of outcast students: the positioning of adolescent literacy and identity in school 2014 141 As a growing body of research, adolescent literacy goes beyond early literacy development to study the continuing literacy development of adolescents. A significant influence on this research, sociocultural theory extends understandings of literacy t...
A writing collaborative: shaping secondary English teachers’ identities as writers within a community of practice 2014 107 Important to issues of writing instruction are the ways in which teachers, specifically those who teach in the discipline of language arts and English, understand and see themselves as writers. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore how...