On Writing Qualitative Research: Living by Words (Falmer).
"Horrorscapes: (In)Forming adolescent identity and desire" (Journal of Curriculum Theorizing).
"Opening moves: Conversations on the first year of teaching" (English Education).
"The things we carry: Working ‘In Relation' to the past" (English Education).
"Cautions against canonizing (an) other literature" (Becoming (Other)Wise: Critical perspectives on reading literature, Calendar Island).
Ruth Vinz taught middle and high school students for twenty-three years before coming to Teachers College. She is a Professor in the English Education Program and the Enid and Lester Morse Endowed Chair in Teacher Education. She directs the Center for the Professional Education of Teachers. Ruth is the co-author of several books, Inside Out, Recasting the Text, Learning the Landscapes and Writing Qualitative Research. Her book, Composing A Teaching Life, received the Richard Meade award for outstanding research published in English education in 1997. She is co-author of the Houghton Mifflin Daybooks, a new 6-12 grade series of reading and writing literature books used in thousands of secondary classrooms, both nationally and internationally. In the most recent book, Becoming (Other)Wise, Ruth Vinz collaborated with other Program faculty and New York City teachers-Greg Hamilton, Juliette LaMontagne, Erick Gordon and Bill Lundgren-in an examination of multicultural literature education and cultural criticism as literacy events. Her research interests include cultural literacies, particularly focused on adolescent readers' practices, constructed and constructing identities of teachers, and traditions and representations of research-in-practice. Various articles or book chapters demonstrate this range of interests. See, for example, "Cautions Against Canonizing (An)Other Literature" in C. McCarthy, Social Epistemology and Multicultural Education. New York: Routledge (2000); "Learning The Blues: Beyond Essentialist Readings of Cultural Texts" in C. McCarthy. Sound Identities: New York: Peter Lange (2000); "You Can't Tame a Polecat By Caging It" in Joseph Trimmer (Ed.). Narration As Inquiry. Portsmouth, New Hampshire: Heinemann, Boynton/Cook (1999); "Horrorscapes: (In)Forming Adolescent Identity and Desire" in Journal of Curriculum Theorizing. 12(4); and "Opening Moves: Conversations on the First Year of Teaching" in English Education. 27(3).
A&HE 4157: Writing: Fiction and personal narrative
A fiction writing class combined with close readings of selected contemporary writers. Special fee required.
A&HE 4550: Teaching of poetry
Experience in reading and writing poetry, designing curriculum, and determining effective teaching practices. Special fee required.
A&HE 4904: Independent study in teaching English
Permission of instructor required. Research and independent study under the direction of a faculty member. Students work individually or with others.
A&HE 5149: Research Writing: Genres, Techniques, and Connections
Examines the conventions and practices of discourse communities, including the philosophical and intellectual traditions that influence the writing and publication of research.
A&HE 5504: Research paper: teaching of English
Required of all Ed.M., Ed.D. and Ph.D. students. This course facilitates the writing of a paper representing the results of an independent research project. Usually requires enrollment for 2 semesters, each earning 3 credits. Special fee required.
A&HE 6404: Internship in college teaching of English
Permission of instructor required. Provides opportunities to function in an apprenticeship role in teaching or research in the context of a college English classroom or other field setting.
A&HE 6450: Internship in teaching English
Permission of instructor required. Provides opportunities to function in an apprenticeship role in teaching or research in the context of a secondary English classroom or other field setting. Special fee required.
A&HE 6504: Doctoral seminar: Teaching of English
Must be taken at least once during course of doctoral study. Doctoral seminar will focus on research and theory in a special domain of English eductaion. Designed to help students gain expertise in a particular area and to help students develop research projects in that area. Special fee required.
A&HE 6514: Postmodern textual theories
Teachers will examine literary and theoretical texts central to postmodern theory. Students will explore, through a diverse range of means and media, texts deemed pivotal to postmodern approaches and principles. Special fee required.
A&HE 6904: Research and independent study
Permission of instructor required. Advanced research and independent study under the direction of a faculty member. Students work individually or with others.
A&HE 7504: Dissertation seminar: teaching of English
Permission of instructor required. Designed to help students complete an acceptable dissertation proposal. Special fee required.
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