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Lara Handsfield Interview  -  October 27, 2010, 1:30 pm cdst Voice of Literacy Webcast

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Guest:

[Dr. Lara Handsfield]

Dr. Lara Handsfield
Assistant Professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Illinois State University


A former bilingual elementary teacher, Lara J. Handsfield completed her Ph.D. in language and literacy at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 2005. She currently teaches courses in literacy and teacher education at Illinois State University. Her research critically examines comprehension instruction in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms, digital literacies, and how teachers negotiate multiple political and pedagogical demands. Her work has appeared in Reading Teacher, Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Literacy Research, Language Arts, and the Harvard Educational Review.

Host:

[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.

Summary:

Voice of Literacy host, Dr. Betsy Baker, interviews Dr. Lara Handsfield, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

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