Teacher Education

The Saint Joseph's University Department of Teacher Education is a vibrant department comprised of diverse faculty members. It is the goal of the faculty to prepare exemplary teachers, engaged citizens, and committed scholars.

Special Education

The Saint Joseph's University Special Education Department is a vibrant department comprised of dedicated faculty members with a wealth of educational experience. It is the goal of the faculty to prepare exemplary teachers, innovative school leaders, and educational researchers.

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Submissions from 2015

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Beyond “Acting White”: Affirming Academic Identities by Establishing Symbolic Boundaries Through Talk, Stacy Olitsky

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Facilitating Changes in College Teaching Practices: Instructional Reform, Identity Conflict, and Professional Community in a K-20 Partnership, Stacy Olitsky

Submissions from 2013

Reading Comprehension and Fluency Levels Ranges Across Diverse Classrooms: The Need for Differentiated Reading Instruction and Content, Janine M. Firmender

Recognizing and Nurturing Math Talent in Children, Janine M. Firmender

The Impact of Advanced Geometry and Measurement Curriculum Units on the Mathematics Achievement of First-Grade Students, Janine M. Firmender

The Impact of Challenging Geometry and Measurement Units on the Achievement of Grade 2 Students, Janine M. Firmender

Degrees Toward Social Justice Teaching: Examining the Dispositions of Three Urban Early-Career Teachers, Althier M. Lazar

Introduction to Using Informal Reading Inventories in Research and Practice, Nina L. Nilsson

The Reliability of Informal Reading Inventories: What Has Changed?, Nina L. Nilsson

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We Teach as We are Taught: Exploring the Potential for Emotional Climate to Enhance Elementary Science Preservice Teacher Education, Stacy Olitsky

Girls Behind Bars: Reclaiming Education in Transformative Spaces, Suniti Sharma

How Preservice Teachers Engage in the Process of (De)Colonization: Findings from an International Field Experience in Honduras, Suniti Sharma

Postglobal Teacher Preparation: Border Thinking Along the Global South Through International Cross-Cultural Experiences (La Preparación Post Global del Maestro), Suniti Sharma

Submissions from 2012

Transitions for Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities: The Relationship Between the Implementation of the Individualized Transition Plan and the Transition to Post-School Life, Nanette E. Cooperman

Learning: A Process of Enculturation, Ailing Kong

Addressing Structural Racism in Picture Books: Advancing Teacher Development Through Critical Literacy, Althier M. Lazar

Literacy Beyond The Mainstream: Bridging Pedagogy And Social Equity, Althier M. Lazar

The Possibilities And Challenges Of Developing Teachers' Social Justice Beliefs, Althier M. Lazar

Bridging Literacy and Equity: The Essential Guide to Social Equity Teaching, Althier M. Lazar

Changing Preservice Teachers’ Deficit Beliefs and Attitudes Toward the Literacy Abilities of Tamika and Susana, Nina L. Nilsson Ph.D.

Struggling Readers CAN Succeed: Targeted Solutions Based on Complex Views of Real Kids in Classrooms and Communities, Nina L. Nilsson Ph.D.

Understanding Engagement in Science Education: The Psychological and the Social, Stacy Olitsky

How Disorienting Experiences in Informal Learning Contexts Promote Cross-Cultural Awareness in Preservice Teachers: Findings From a Study Abroad Program, Suniti Sharma

How International Field Experiences Promote Cross-Cultural Awareness In Preservice Teachers Through Experiential Learning: Findings From A Six-Year Collective Case Study, Suniti Sharma

Immigration, Incarceration, And Cultural Exclusion, Suniti Sharma

Introduction. Cultivating the Multicultural Imagination: Lived Experience, Political Struggle, and Curriculum of Hope, Suniti Sharma

Resistance, Creativity, and Innovation in the 21st Century: Transforming Curriculum for Educational Equity, Suniti Sharma

Classroom Assessment for Students in Special and General Education, 3rd ed., Cathleen G. Spinelli

Instructor's Manual: Classroom Assessment for Students in Special and General Education, 3rd ed, Cathleen G. Spinelli

The Parenting Process from The Father's Perspective: Analysis Of Perceptions of Fathers about Raising Their Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder, John J. Vacca

Submissions from 2011

Exploring Shapes through Games: Geometry for Talented Primary Students, Janine M. Firmender

Middle School Readers … What We've Learned, Janine M. Firmender

Thinking Critically about Effective Curriculum and Instruction for Mathematically Talented Elementary Students, Janine M. Firmender

Challenges in Creating a Sustainable Chinese Program at an Urban Charter School, Ailing Kong

"Access To Excellence: Serving Today's Students Through Culturally Responsive Literacy Teaching, Althier M. Lazar

Activists, Allies, And Racists: Helping Teachers Address Racism Through Picture Books, Althier M. Lazar

How Novice Teachers Serve Students of Culturally Non-Dominant Groups: Inquiry for Informing Teacher Education, Althier M. Lazar

Practicing What We Teach: How Culturally Responsive Literacy Classrooms Make a Difference, Althier M. Lazar

The Scholarship of Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction, Althier M. Lazar

A Comparative Analysis of the Roles and Responsibilities of Reading Specialists in K-12 Schools in a Major Metropolitan Region of the Northeast, Nina L. Nilsson

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The Role of Fictive Kinship Relationships in Mediating Classroom Competition and Supporting Reciprocal Mentoring, Stacy Olitsky

Reflections from an International Immersion Trip: New Possibilities to Internationalize Curriculum in Teacher Education, Encarnacion Rodriguez

A Collaborative Partnership: Presenting a Model Clinical Special Education Teacher Education Program, Eileen F. Sabbatino

A Comparison of Three Intervention Models for Early ASD Education, Eileen F. Sabbatino

A Comprehensive Study of Intervention Models for Young Children with ASD, Eileen F. Sabbatino

A Collaborative Partnership: Presenting a Model Clinical Special Education Teacher Education Program, Cathleen G. Spinelli

Linking Assessment to Instructional Strategies, Cathleen G. Spinelli

Linking Assessment to Intervention: A Guide for Teachers, Cathleen G. Spinelli

Progress Monitoring: Linking Assessment to Intervention, Cathleen G. Spinelli

Parent-Child Relationships and Early Literacy Skills: A Critical Link, John J. Vacca

Submissions from 2010

A Study of the Relationship betwen Motivation and Thoughtful Response., Mary D. Applegate

Meet the Researchers, Mary D. Applegate

Reading Comprehension: What are we Measuring?, Mary D. Applegate

Students Who Can and Will Read: Exploring the Complexity of Reading Motivation, Mary D. Applegate

Thoughtful Literacy and Motivation, Mary D. Applegate

Thoughtful Literacy and Motivation, Mary D. Applegate

What is New in the World of Literacy Clinics, Mary D. Applegate

Will the Real Reader Please Stand Up, Mary D. Applegate

Investigación-acción (Action Research), Francis M. Bernt

Pruebas y profes: Hacia evaluaciones más efectivas (Tests and Teachers: Toward More Effective Evaluations), Francis M. Bernt

Teachers as Artists: A Reading of John Dewey’s Art as Experience, Ailing Kong

Teachers as Artists: A Reading of John Dewey’s Art as Experience, Ailing Kong

How Graduates of a Social Equity-Oriented Teacher Education Program Construct Students, Caregivers, and Literacy Teaching, Althier M. Lazar

School Day Eating Habits of Inner-City, African American Adolescents, Thomas E. McDuffie

A Collaborative University School RTI Partnership with Benefits for All, Martha A. Mercantini

A Collaborative University-School RTI Partnership with Benefits for All., Martha A. Mercantini

Improving Thinking and Reasoning Skills in Adolescent Students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder., Martha A. Mercantini

Improving Thinking and Reasoning Skills in Adolescent Students with Learning Disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder, Martha A. Mercantini

Intellectual Disabilities and the Workplace, Martha A. Mercantini

Intellectual Disabilities and the Workplace., Martha A. Mercantini

A Critical Analysis of Eight Informal Reading Inventories, Nina L. Nilsson

Examining the Initial Career Paths of Graduates of a Masters Program in Reading Designed to Prepare Candidates as Literacy Leaders, Nina L. Nilsson

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Coherence, Contradiction, and the Development of School Science Identities, Stacy Olitsky

Constructivism and the Neoliberal Agenda in the Spanish Curriculum Reform of the 1980s and 1990s, Encarnacion Rodriguez

The Doctoral Programs in the US, Encarnacion Rodriguez

What Do Preservice Teachers Bring Home When They Travel Abroad? Redefining Education and Teaching Through a Short International Immersion Experience, Encarnacion Rodriguez

A Collaborative University-School RTI Partnership with Benefits For All, Eileen F. Sabbatino

The Role of Assessment in Progress Monitoring, Cathleen G. Spinelli

Developing non-heritage students' Chinese language learning motivation, Aubrey H. Wang

Gender, age, and heritage effects on motivation in learning Chinese., Aubrey H. Wang

Motivating U.S. students to learn Chinese as a second language: Understanding the interactions between motivation, ethnicity and teaching strategies., Aubrey H. Wang

Optimizing early mathematics experiences for children from low-income families: A study on opportunity to learn., Aubrey H. Wang

Relation between early mathematics experiences and mathematics achievement for chldren from low-income families, Aubrey H. Wang

Submissions from 2009

Assessing and Intervention of Thoughtful Literacy, Mary D. Applegate

Assessing and Promoting Thoughtful Literacy, Mary D. Applegate

A Study of the Relationship Between Fluency and Comprehension, Mary D. Applegate

Chapter in "Lewis Opened my Eyes", Mary D. Applegate

Interventions for Thoughtful Literacy, Mary D. Applegate

She's my best reader, she just can't comprehend: a study of the relationship between fluencey and comprehension, Mary D. Applegate

Teachers as Literacy Leaders, Mary D. Applegate

The Assessment of Thoughtful Literacy in NAEP: Why the States Aren't Measuring Up., Mary D. Applegate

The Sixth Pillar of Effective Practice: Reading Motivation, Mary D. Applegate

Using the CRI to Foster Thoughtful Literacy, Mary D. Applegate

What We Wanted, What We Got: African American Migrants and the Making of Urban Education, Michael Charles Clapper

Chapter, Raymond Anthony Horn

Chapter, Raymond Anthony Horn

A Faith That promotes Justice:Service-Learning, Virginia G. Johnson

Multicultural Texts in Basal Readers: Representation and Potentials for Exploring Multiculturalism and Global Diversity, Ailing Kong

Teaching English in Cultural Context: A Crucial Element, Ailing Kong

The Assessment of Thoughtful Literacy in NAEP: Why the States Aren't Measuring Up, Ailing Kong