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Glenn, Wendy J. Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Glenn explores questions related to teaching and teacher education in the areas of young adult literature and culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogies. Her first line of research centers on young adult (YA) literature. She generates critical literary analyses of YA texts to highlight the affordances and limitations of literature published for young people and how it is and might be incorporated into curricula and classrooms. Her second line of research focuses on issues of equity, democracy, and social justice, especially in training future teachers to successfully support and engage students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This work examines how preservice teachers define and negotiate the tensions that emerge when they imagine themselves as culturally responsive educators.

keywords

  • Young adult literature, Critical pedagogy

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • EDUC 4295 - Narrative and Story in the Humanities
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Explores a wide variety of texts that might be used in secondary English and Social Studies classrooms. Examines philosophies and instructional approaches to the teaching of reading and literature. Considers the influence of story and storytelling in the construction of personal and societal meaning. Same as EDUC 5295.
  • EDUC 4342 - Secondary English Methods I
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Explores the underlying principles and philosophies of several approaches to the teaching of English in the areas of language, writing, and speaking and the practical application of these methods in the secondary classroom. Provides support in constructing activities, assignments, assessments, and units that meet the differentiated needs of students given their diverse identities, lives, interests, and needs. Same as EDUC 5345.
  • EDUC 5265 - Processes in Writing
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Examines processes writers use from early ages to maturity by investigating current research related to writing curriculum, instruction, and policy. Includes opportunities for students to engage in inquiry related to writing curriculum and instruction in K-12 classrooms.
  • EDUC 5295 - Narrative and Story in the Humanities
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Explores a wide variety of texts that might be used in secondary English and Social Studies classrooms. Examines philosophies and instructional approaches to the teaching of reading and literature. Considers the influence of story and storytelling in the construction of personal and societal meaning. Same as EDUC 4295.
  • EDUC 5345 - Secondary English Methods I
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Explores the underlying principles and philosophies of several approaches to the teaching of English in the areas of language, writing, and speaking and the practical application of these methods in the secondary classroom. Provides support in constructing activities, assignments, assessments, and units that meet the differentiated needs of students given their diverse identities, lives, interests, and needs. Same as EDUC 4345.
  • EDUC 5365 - Secondary English Methods II
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Explores the underlying principles and philosophies of several approaches to the teaching of English in the areas of reading, thinking, and viewing and the practical application of these methods in the secondary classroom. Provides support in constructing activities, assignments, assessments, and units that meet the differentiated needs of students given their diverse identities, lives, interests, and needs.
  • EDUC 8155 - Advanced Topics in Literacy Education
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines special topics in theory and research related to literacy and literacy education. Topics vary each semester. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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