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Carolyn Frank

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Office: KHA2027
Phone: 323-343-6146
E-mail: cfrank@calstatela.edu





INTRODUCTION

Carolyn R. Frank is a Professor in the Charter College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles. She is Director of the Los Angeles Writing Project at Cal State LA. Her Masters in Reading and Language Arts is from the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Frank was an elementary classroom teacher in both Nevada and California for 15 years.

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TEACHING INTERESTS

Dr. Frank teaches elementary teachers about writing instruction. Her focus has been EDEL 416 where she teaches preservice teachers how to observe writing workshop in writing workshop classes through ethnography. Students also learn how to engage in home visits and how to participate in ethnographic interviews with children and parents.

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RESEARCH

Dr. Frank's research interests focus on the classrooms of writing project teachers. Her research methods include using ethnography to observe and interview. She is a member of the Santa Barbara Classroom Discourse Group and the South Coast Writing Project.

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PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Title Date
"I'm making a fixing machine": Writing Development for Children: The California Reader 2009 Spring
Ethnography for Teacher Education: Journal of Teacher Education 2004
The Ethnography Book: Language Arts 2004
Mapping Our Stories: Preservice teachers' reflections: Language Arts 2003
Ethnographic Eyes: A Teacher's Guide to Observation 1999

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D Educational Psychology 1997

Masters Reading Language Arts 1992

BS Elementary Education 1966

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COURSE LISTING

Course Course Title Day & Time Room Quarter
EDEL 416-1 and 3 Writing/Language Arts Tues/Thurs 4:20-8:10 KHB2019 Winter 2010

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