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Department of Elementary, Middle Level and Literacy Education Faculty & Staff

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Rajni Shankar-Brown, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Elementary, Middle Level and Literacy Education
EB 234
(910) 962-2672 Phone
(910) 962-3988 Fax

Courses Taught

Undergraduate courses taught:

EDN 352                                  Developing Reading and Writing Competence
EDN 355                                  Language Arts Methods
EDN 411                                  Middle Level Practicum in Education
EDN 491                                  Directed Individual Study: Effective Classroom Management
EDN 495                                  Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
READ 5255                              Reading & Writing in the Content Areas                                               
MDSK 3160                             Child Development: Birth through Adolescence                                            
MDLG 4430                             Middle Grades Student Teaching Seminar
MDLG 3130                             The Early Adolescent Learner
MDLG 3131                             The Philosophy and Curriculum of Middle School

Graduate Courses taught:

EDN 595                                  Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning
EDN 595                                  21st Century Multiliteracies for Diverse Learners
EDN 595                                  Reading and Writing Strategies
LIC 511                                     Middle Grades Internship
LIC 552                                     Literacy Integration in the Middle Grades
LIC 555                                     Advanced Language Arts Methods
EDUC 5100                             Educational Diversity

Professional Service

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Association for Women in Communications (AWC)
Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)
International Reading Association (IRA)
National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
North Carolina Professors of Middle Level Education (NCPOMLE)
North Carolina Middle School Association (NCMSA)
Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars

Research Interests

Teacher Preparation and Service-Learning
Poverty, Homelessness and the Education of Socially Marginalized Children
Literacy Development and Motivation
Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
Integrating Literacy and the Arts into the Curriculum
Qualitative Research Methodology

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