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9/1/2007

Larson Appointed to Chair of NCTE Standing Committee on Research

Larson Appointed to Chair of NCTE Standing Committee on Research


Joanne Larson, Michael W. Scandling Professor of Education and chair of the teaching and curriculum program, was appointed to serve as the next chair of the Standing Committee on Research for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), a professional association of educators in English studies, literacy, and language arts. Her three-year term will begin immediately following the 2007 Annual Convention in November.

As chair of the Standing Committee on Research playing a critical role in disseminating relevant research to NCTE members, Larson will be responsible for leading the committee in advising the Executive Committee and other Council groups on emerging research findings, alerting English Language Arts (ELA) researchers and the Executive Committee of and encouraging them to undertake one or more studies in under-researched areas and areas where findings are contradictory, producing papers that summarize significant research studies in language, and presenting a strong research strand at the annual NCTE Convention on topics that attract a broad-based audience.

A member of the Warner School since 1995, Larson is well known for her research in language arts and literacy. Her ethnographic research examines how language and literacy practices mediate social and power relations in events in schools and communities as a way to empower all students to achieve the level of literacy needed to be successful.

The National Council of Teachers of English, with 60,000 individual and institutional members worldwide, is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.

Tags: Joanne Larson, literacy, National Council of Teachers of English, research