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Goatley, Virginia J.; Hinchman, Kathleen A. – Language and Literacy Spectrum, 2013
This article argues that literacy educators must take time to advocate for research-informed instructional responses in this age of Common Core State Standards and Race to the Top mandates. To that end, it offers four key ideas regarding: (a) what we know about instruction, (b) the need for long-term, continuously revised planning, (c) literacy in…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Policy, Reading Research, Theory Practice Relationship
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Hinchman, Kathleen A.; Moore, David W. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2013
Implementation of Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts across most of the United States has yielded the rapid creation of new, interconnected literacy assessments, curriculum guidelines, instructional materials, teacher preparation programs, teacher evaluation systems, and professional development. This essay explores two…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, State Standards, Language Arts, Reading Instruction
Hinchman, Kathleen A., Ed.; Sheridan-Thomas, Heather K., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2008
Covering everything from day-to-day learning activities to schoolwide goals, this engaging book reviews key topics in literacy instruction for grades 5-12 and provides research-based recommendations for practice. Leading scholars present culturally responsive strategies for motivating adolescents; using multiple texts and digital media;…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Adolescents, Literacy, Program Development
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Conley, Mark W.; Hinchman, Kathleen A. – Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 2004
For the past three decades and more, researchers in adolescent literacy have illuminated the challenges and opportunities facing adolescent learning. This article explores the connection between what we know about adolescent literacy and the mandates and initiatives of the No Child Left Behind Act in the United States. It connects what we know…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Adolescents, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction
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Lalik, Rosary; Hinchman, Kathleen A. – Journal of Literacy Research, 2001
Explores the authors' complicity as white liberal literacy researchers in the social and political dynamics that support continued inequities in school-based literacy success. Reviews what noted scholars say about race, racism, and white liberalism. Describes four deleterious patterns within the tradition of white liberalism. Critiques the…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Liberalism, Literacy, Race
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Hinchman, Kathleen A.; Lalik, Rosary – Journal of Educational Research, 2000
Former student teachers, collaborating teachers, and researchers examined how literacy teacher educators' language is a means of circulating truth claims about reading instruction. Because truth claims can potentially perpetuate instructional inequities, they provide an appropriate context for exploring power relations in literacy teacher…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Literacy Education
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Hinchman, Kathleen A.; Oyler, Celia – Journal of Curriculum Studies, 2000
Reports on a collaborative project to explore the work of teacher educators as an effort to reconstruct a stance as teachers in relation to students. Shares the discovery of the ironic in desires for authoritative knowledge, effective methods, coherent organization, and harmonic relationships. (CMK)
Descriptors: Feminism, Higher Education, Irony, Methods Courses
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Hinchman, Kathleen A.; Young, Josephine Peyton – Journal of Literacy Research, 2001
Explores how two students participated in classroom talk about written text. Finds students participated in talk in complicated, devolving ways over a school year--one participated in class talk about text with an assumption of expertise, only to lose credibility when his teacher expected richer insights; the other participated with such talk with…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Classroom Communication, Discourse Analysis, Discussion (Teaching Technique)
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Hinchman, Kathleen A.; Alvermann, Donna E.; Boyd, Fenice B.; Brozo, William G.; Vacca, Richard T. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2004
This article provides an overview of research about how teachers, parents, and others can help young people develop literacy practices for success in school and life beyond school. The authors, members of the International Reading Association's Commission on Adolescent Literacy, present the results of its review of the literature in the form of…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy, Reading Skills, Reading Motivation
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Ziegahn, Linda; Hinchman, Kathleen A. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 1999
Analyzes the perspectives of college student-tutors as they begin to understand their work with less literate adults. Reveals that the tutors' attention was in discovering how they learn best as a base for considering the learning of others, negotiating a role with adult learners, and identifying their relation to the "haves" and "have-nots." (CMK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, College Students, Cultural Awareness
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Tobin, Joseph; Steinkuehler, Constance A.; Black, Rebecca W.; Clinton, Katherine A.; Hinchman, Kathleen A.; Dillon, Deborah R. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2005
Scholars who are drawn to qualitative research methodologies represent a diverse group of disciplines and fields. They also represent themselves as researchers and the theoretical frameworks in which they work quite differently. Indeed, it was this diversity in representation that initially motivated us to propose a New Directions feature on…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Literacy Education, Qualitative Research, Educational Research
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Tobin, Joseph; Steinkuehler, Constance A.; Black, Rebecca W.; Clinton, Katherine A.; Hinchman, Kathleen A.; Dillon, Deborah R. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2005
Scholars who are drawn to qualitative research methodologies represent a diverse group of disciplines and fields. They also represent themselves as researchers and the theoretical frameworks in which they work quite differently. Indeed, it was this diversity in representation that initially motivated us to propose a New Directions feature on…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Literacy, Research Methodology, Researchers
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Hinchman, Kathleen A; Michel, Pamela A. – Reading Teacher, 1999
Describes a model of evaluating literacy that places students' understandings in the foreground of assessment and instructional decision making. Describes gathering a variety of data that represent various perspectives, interpreting these data critically, and developing appropriate teaching strategies, which are then refined with student feedback.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Models, Reading Diagnosis
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Hinchman, Kathleen A.; Payne-Bourcy, Laura; Thomas, Heather; Olcott, Kelly Chandler – Reading Research and Instruction, 2002
Explores how social constructions of gender, race, and class were evident in three adolescent boys' literacy practices. Suggests each boy enacted his literacies in different ways, suited to his own subjectivities, rather than using traditional male hegemonies. Concludes that considering individuals' enactments of gender, race, and class may be…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Case Studies, Literacy, Males
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Hinchman, Kathleen A.; Moje, Elizabeth B. – Reading Research Quarterly, 1998
Discusses what is to come in research on literacy in secondary schools. Connects interest in secondary school literacy to the content area reading movement and points to cognitive psychology as the primary conceptual basis for recent work. Explains why it is important to consider an even more shifting definition that locates the social and…
Descriptors: Cognitive Psychology, Definitions, Literacy, Political Issues
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