Cal State L.A.

Photo Placeholder

Menu

Joan C. Fingon

Division of Curriculum and Instruction

Office: KHA2030
Phone: 323-343-4350
Fax: 323-343-5458
E-mail: jfingon@calstatela.edu





INTRODUCTION

Since 2003 I have had the honor of working in a large urban community teaching a wonderfully diverse group of graduate and doctoral level students. I also enjoy conducting and publishing research with my colleagues in the Charter College. My primary goal is to advocate for and support my students in becoming highly effective classroom teachers, literacy leaders, and educational leaders.

TOP


TEACHING INTERESTS

My research interests are varied including classroom reading research, program evaluation, literacy assessment, early literacy, and children's literature. I am committed to promoting the voices of urban teachers for public school reform.

TOP


RESEARCH

For the past few years I have been working with a colleague on co-editing and authoring a book for classroom teachers and literacy leaders related to classroom reading research. My most recent research interests include narrative inquiry and oral histories promoting urban teachers stories. I am also involved in literacy assessment, analyzing students' self-efficacy and developing reading and writing support for students in the CSULA Ed.D Educational Leadership program.

TOP


PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Title Date
Learning from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms: Using Inquiry to Inform Practice. Teachers College Press. 2012
"Nontraditional Texts and the Struggling/Reluctant Reader," Voices From the Middle 2012
"Integrating Children's Books and Literacy into the Physical Education Curriculum" Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators 2011
"Young Readers Camp: Developing a University Model for Supporting Struggling Readers and Families", The California Reader. 2010
"Using Case Studies to Assess Candidates’ Knowledge and Skills in a Graduate Program" Teacher Education Quarterly 2009

TOP


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ed.D Higher Education Administration, Reading and Language Arts 1989

C.A.G.S. Reading and Language Arts 1987

B.S Health and Physical Education 1973

TOP


COURSE LISTING

Course Course Title Day & Time Room Quarter
EDCI 660- TEACHING AND LEARNING IN DIVERSE URBAN SETTINGS: EQUITY, ACCESS & ACHIEVEMENT Fall
EDCI 522- Reading and Language Arts Assessment for Classroom Teachers Fall
EDCI 524- Reading and Language Arts Assessment and Procedures for Reading Specialists Fall

TOP

5151 State University Drive . Los Angeles . CA 90032 . (323) 343-3000
© 2008 Trustees of the California State University