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Kris Gutierrez Interview  -  July 2, 2008, 3:00 pm CDST Voice of Literacy Webcast

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[Dr. Kris Gutierrez]

Dr. Kris Gutierrez
Professor, Social Research Methodology
University of California-Los Angeles

Kris D. GutiƩrrez is Professor of Social Research Methodology in the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies and Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles where she also serves as Director of the Education Studies Minor, Director of the Center for the Study of Urban Literacies, and CO-PI of UCLA Center on the Everyday Lives of Families. Kris' research centers on the processes by which people negotiate meaning in culturally organized contexts, using language and literacies that are embedded within sociohistorical traditions. Her ethnographic studies have afforded opportunity to study: literacy learning across formal and non-formal learning environments; the effects of new educational policies and reform initiatives on English learners; reading and writing development in elementary and secondary aged students, including English Learners, and the design of robust learning environments. Her research has been published in journals across disciplines including Educational Researcher, Human Development, Mind, Culture and Activity, Reading Research Quarterly, The Harvard Educational Review, Linguistics and Education, Discourse Processes, International Journal of Learning, Research in the Teaching of English, for example. Additionally, she has written a column for the Los Angeles Times Reading Page. She received the AERA Distinguished Scholar Award 2007 and was the 2005 recipient of the American Educational Research Association Division C Sylvia Scribner Award for research that represents a significant advancement in the understanding of learning and instruction. She was a Fellow (2006-07) at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, and was appointed by the National Academy of Sciences to the U.S. Department of Education, Reading First Advisory Committee.


[Dr. Betsy Baker]

Dr. Betsy Baker
Professor of Literacy Studies
Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, University of Missouri

Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Baker is a Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of Missouri. Dr. Baker's research interests include integration of literacy and technology, new literacies, future literacies, 21st century literacies, multimedia case-based instruction in teacher education, and sociocognition in teacher education, literacy, and new literacies.


The Voice of Literacy host, Dr. Betsy Baker, interviews Dr. Kris Gutierrez, Professor of Social Research Methodology, University of California-Los Angeles.

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