Distinguished Speaker Series: Jerome Harste
Jerome Harste, professor emeritus of literacy, culture and language education at Indiana University, will speak to CEHD students, faculty and staff Feb. 1 as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.
Harste taught at Indiana University from 1970-2006, becoming the first Armstrong Chair in the School of Education in 1997. He has received numerous awards for his work in early literacy, including the David H. Russell Research Award from the National Council of Teachers of English and the Oscar Causey Research Award for Outstanding Contributions to the profession’s understanding of the reading process. In 1997, he was inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame and in 2008, he was recognized as an outstanding language arts educator by the elementary section of the National Council of Teachers of English. At Indiana University, he received the Gorman Teaching Award from the School of Education and the Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Teaching Award from the university. He has served on the Board of the International Reading Association as well as the President of the National Reading Conference (now the Literacy Research Association), the Whole Language Umbrella, the National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy and the National Council of Teachers in English.
His presentation will highlight what he has learned about the learning process by being an artist that might provide insight into improving literacy teaching and learning.
The Distinguished Speaker Series brings cutting-edge researchers at the state and national levels to the college on the first Wednesday of each month. Presentations are held at 12 noon (unless otherwise noted) in the College of Education & Human Development Forum, room 1030.
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