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Janet Johnson

Henry Barnard School (HBS) 222
(401) 456-8701
jjohnson@ric.edu

Academic Background

Ph.D. Major: English Education. Minor: English. Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2005.

M.S., English Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 2000.

B.S., Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1993.

B.A., Political Science, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1991.

Courses Taught

(a partial list)

Courses Taught in Secondary Education Program

SED 407 Instructional Methods, Design, and Literacy
SED 410 (now SED 411/412 Practicum in English Education
SED 421 & SED 422 Student Teaching and Student Teaching Seminar
SED 444 Teaching Young Adult Literature
SED 445 The Teaching of Writing in Secondary Schools

Graduate Courses

A.S.T.L. (M.Ed.) SED 551 Inquiry into Classroom Practice

TESL (M.Ed.) and Elementary Education (M.Ed.) FNED 547 Introduction to Classroom Research

Ph.D. EDP 641 Field Research Seminar


Other Undergraduate Courses

WMST 350/358 Gender and Education

Research Interests

The literacy practices of teachers, candidates, and students

Social justice in secondary schools

Teacher research and inquiry

Publications

Johnson, J. (2009). Review of the book Deranging English/education: teacher inquiry, literary studies, and hybrid visions of “English” for 21st century schools. Education Review: a Journal of Book Reviews. http://edrev.asu.edu/brief/sept09.html#11

Johnson, J. (2009). Teacher candidates’ critical conversations: the online forum as an alternative pedagogical space. Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge. Vol. VII: Issue 1, Winter 2009, 75-85.

Weinstein, G. and Johnson, J. (2008). Target practice: The case for a learner-centered ESL curriculum. Language Magazine, 29-33.

Bogad, L., Cook, J., Darcy, M., Johnson, J., Patterson, S., Tillotson, M. (2007). Tales from the field: Wiki, WAC, and other collegial endeavors. Across the Disciplines. Vol. 4. http://wac.colostate.edu/atd/articles/bogadetal2007.cfm

Hines, M.B. and Johnson, J. (2007). Teachers and students as agents of change: Toward a taxonomy of the literacies of social justice. In Rowe, D., Jimenez, R., Compton, D., Dickinson, D., Kim, Y., Leander, K. Risko, V. (Eds.). 2007 Yearbook of the National Reading Conference. Oak Creek, WI: National Reading Conference.

Johnson, J. (2004). God's gypsy and God's enforcer: The educational significance of constructions of motherhood and mother-daughter relations. In Troman, G., Jeffrey, B., & Walford, G. (Eds.), Identity, agency and social institutions in educational ethnography in Studies in Educational Ethnography (pp. 43-69). Amsterdam: Elsevier Press.

Presentations

(A partial list)

“Be Your Own Teacher: The Complexities of the Cooperating Teacher/Teacher Candidate Relationship.” Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association (formerly the National Reading Conference), Fort Worth, TX. December 2010.

“’A rainforest in front of a bulldozer:’ The literacy practices of teacher candidates committed to social justice.” Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA. April 2009.

“The invisible work of the teacher educator.” Paper presentation of the New England Educational Research Organization, Portsmouth, NH. With Jennifer Cook. April 2009.

“’Where’s the cheerleading squad?’ Examining the identity performances and literacy practices of teacher candidates committed to social justice.” Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly on Research, Bloomington, IN. February 2008.

“Social change in schools: A matter of passion, ethics, and literacies.” Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. With Mary Beth Hines. April 2007.

“Agents of change in schools and communities: what do case studies tell us?” Paper presentation at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, CA. With Mary Beth Hines. December 2006.

“Illegitimate literacies, unacknowledged performances: what counts (or doesn’t) in classrooms and communities?” Research Strand: Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Pittsburgh, PA. With Mary Beth Hines & Beth Lehman. November 2005.

“Student resistance, teacher talk, and cultural assessment: locating sites of social justice on the banks of the mainstream.” Research Strand: Panel presentation at annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Indianapolis, IN. With John Staunton & Tony Scott. November 2004.

“God's gypsy and God's enforcer: The educational significance of constructions of motherhood and mother-daughter relations.” Paper presented at the annual Oxford Ethnography Conference, Oxford, England August 2003.

Presentations with Students



“’My Professor Never Told Me…’: Student Teaching in Diverse High School Classrooms.” Workshop presentation at the annual Promising Practices conference, Providence, RI. With RIC graduates Lauren Cote, Julie Lamarre, Emily McCaffrey, and Justin Menoche. November 2010.

“Problem-solving in the Classroom: Teachers Find Ways to Support Their Special Needs Students.” Workshop presentation at the annual Promising Practices conference, Providence, RI. With RIC graduate students Mary Beth Czernicki, Melissa Moniz, and April Vocke. November 2009.

“From Consumers to Producers of Knowledge: Undergraduates as Researchers.” Workshop presentation at the Faculty Development Workshop, Providence, RI. Co-sponsored with Lesley Bogad. With RIC students Courtney Ellis, Ibiolia Holder, Jane Miller, Lorene Roy, and Chris Susi. January 2009.

“Observe, listen, learn: How teacher inquiry improves practice.” Workshop presentation at the annual Promising Practices conference, Providence, RI. With RIC graduate students Jillian Belanger, Rebecca Mesolella, Amy Skaradowski, and Megan Thoma. November 2008.

“Writing in the disciplines: engaging students through RAFTS.” Panel presentation at the annual meeting of the Rhode Island Middle Level Educators, Lincoln, RI. With RIC students Gail DeCecco, Courtney DeSousa, Melissa Kusinitz, Sharon Manion, and Danielle Morin. January 2007.

Professional Organizations

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Conference on English Education (CEE)

Ethnography in Education

International Reading Association (IRA)

Literacy Research Association (LRA) formerly NRC

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

National Writing Project and Hoosier Writing Project (NWP and HWP)

Page last updated: September 21, 2011