Disciplinary Literacy as Lever of Change (Michael Faggella-Luby, University of Connecticut)

February 2, 2010

Presented by:Michael Faggella-Luby, Assistant Professor of Special Education, University of Connecticut
Room 522 JRP Hall
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045

The End of an Error: Considering Disciplinary Literacy as Lever of Change in Secondary School Reform
Michael Faggella-Luby
Assistant Professor of Special Education, University of Connecticut

Disciplinary or content literacy instruction often oversimplifies meaningful differences between different subject areas. This presentation will examine disciplinary literacy as a framework for understanding secondary school reform through research related to instruction in science, history and English curricula.

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About Our Guest Speaker:
Dr. Faggella-Luby is an Assistant Professor of Special Education in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut (UConn). He is also a research scientist at the Center for Behavioral Education and Research (CBER) and an associate research scholar at the Center on Postsecondary Education and Disability (CPED).

Dr. Faggella-Luby’s primary research interest focuses on embedding instruction in learning strategies into subject-area courses to improve reading comprehension for all levels of learners. He received the 2006 Outstanding Researcher Award from the Council for Learning Disabilities and the 2007 Annual Dissertation Award from CEC’s Division of Learning Disabilities for his dissertation study Embedded Learning Strategy Instruction: Story-Structure Pedagogy in Secondary Classes for Diverse Learners. In 2009, he received the Neag School of Education’s Early Career Scholar Award for his continued work in this area.

Before joining the faculty at University of Connecticut, Dr. Faggella-Luby was a doctoral fellow at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning under the direction of Drs. Donald Deshler and Jean Schumaker. He earned his doctorate from the Special Education Department at the University of Kansas. Dr. Faggella-Luby is a former high school administrator and teacher of both English and Chemistry.