Leslie Susan Cook

Leslie Cook completed B.A. degrees in English and French and a Ph.D. in English Education at the University of Georgia. She received her teaching certification and her M.S. in English Education at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Dr. Cook has taught English and French in public and private schools in Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee and Charlotte, North Carolina. She also taught three years at Gainesville College in Athens, Georgia. Before joining the English department in 2008, she taught at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for four years. Her current research agenda includes using UDL with English Language Learners, cognitive diversity. in the ELA classroom, and teaching teachers to teach composition in secondary schools.

There are 8 included publications by Leslie Susan Cook :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Book Review: Beyond The Five Paragraph Essay 2013 29 A book review of Beyond the Five Paragraph Essay, by authors Kimberly Hill Campbell & Kristi Latimer (Stenhouse Publishers, Portland, isbn # 1571108521, 2012). Reviewed by Leslie Cook.
Constructing Positive Social Updrafts For Extranormative Personalities 2014 80 This case study examines one high school student, a young woman from the U.S., who was diagnosed with multiple mental illnesses and who, during the research, began to identify as a lesbian. Using a framework grounded in Vygotsky's defectological writ...
The Construction Of Meaning And Identity In The Composition And Reading Of An Architectural Text 2005 22 This study analyzes the composition by a high school senior of a house design for a class in architectural design. He produced this text in relation to the readings of that text by his teacher and other potential readers. The authors take a Vygotskia...
A High School English Teacher's Developing Multicultural Pedagogy 2006 38 Cook and Amatucci study Kristi Amatucci's journey as she tries to align her conceptual development of teaching multicultural pedagogy -- learned in both her teacher training institution and as a student teacher -- with her transition year experience ...
Praxis Shock: Making The Transition From A Student-Centered University Program To The Corporate Climate Of Schools 2004 25 In this paper the authors focus on one early-career teacher, co-author Natalie Gibson, whose initial teaching experiences were mediated by educational settings shaped by these different and often conflicting traditions. Their study of Natalie's early...
Problems In Developing A Constructivist Approach To Teaching: One Teacher's Transition From Teacher Preparation To Teaching 2002 53 This article reports a case study of an elementary school teacher moving from her university teacher education program into her first full-time job teaching a K/first-grade class. Using activity theory, we analyzed her conceptualization of teaching a...
Tensions In Learning To Teach: Accommodation And The Development Of A Teaching Identity 2004 20 This article analyzes how Sharon, a student teacher, negotiated the different conceptions of teaching that provided the expectations for good instruction in her university and the site of her student teaching and how her effort to reconcile the diffe...
The Twisting Path Of Concept Development In Learning To Teach 2003 25 Teacher education is often viewed as too theoretical and not sufficiently concerned with the realities of classroom practice. From this perspective theory and practice are cast as distinct realms whose only connection comes when theory influences pra...