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Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning

College of Education and Professional Studies

Dr. Janet A. Finke

Name

Janet A. Finke, PhD

Title/Rank

Professor of Literacy Education

Full Professor

Contact Information

Program

Literacy Education

Education

1993         Ph.D.

                  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                  Major: Education/Curriculum and Instruction

                  Concentration: Language Arts

                  Dissertation: Process Writing in the Classroom: The Reality Lived Out

1978         M.Ed.

                  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

                  Major: Education/Curriculum and Instruction

                  Concentration: Reading

1975         B.S. Ed.

        Washington State University, Pullman, Washington

        Major: Elementary Education

        Concentration: Communication Disorders

Publications

Walker, S. R., Walker, T. M., Divine, T. F., Finke, J. A., Blackson, G. N., & Connery, C. (2016). Children of Incarcerated Parents: Portrayals in Children's and Young Adult Literature. In Process.

Amos, Y. T., & Finke, J. A. (2015). Reading a different culture: The use of international children's literature in teacher education. In Social justice education, globalization, and teacher education. Information Age Publishing.

Born, E., Walker, S. R., Spybrook, J., & Finke, J. A. (2014). The development of self and others through interactive read alouds. Affective Reading Education Journal, 24, 39–47.

Finke, J. A., & Walker, S. R. (2013). Affective Reading Education Journal. CARE SIG of the International Reading Association, Volume XXXIII (Spring 2013), 54.

Presentations

Finke, J. A., Robinson, J., & Hutchinson, K. (2014, Summer). Preservice teachers and cultural responsiveness. International Literacy Association. New Orleans: International Literacy Association.

Walker, S. R., Butterfield, C. L., & Finke, J. A. (2014, May). “Overall, I feel confident teaching reading to my students”: Literacy Candidates’ Comments about Their Self-Confidence in Teaching Reading. International Reading Association Conference. New Orleans: International Reading Association.

Finke, J. A. (2013). Building confidence in emergent readers and writers. International Reading Association Conference. San Antonio, Texas: International Literacy Association.

Amos, Y. T., & Finke, J. A. (2013, April). The necessity of culturally authentic introductions of international children’s literature: The analysis of pre-service teachers’ interpretations of children’s literature from Japan. International Reading Association (IRA) 58th annual conference, San Antonio, TX. San Antonio, TX.

Amos, Y., & Finke, J. (2013, April). The necessity of culturally authentic introductions of international children's literature: The analysis of pre-service teachers’ interpretations of children’s literature from Japan. International Reading Association (IRA) 58th annual conference, San Antonio, TX.

Research Interests

Literacy teaching and learning Teacher and student self-perceptions

Professional Organizations

International Literacy Association National Council of Teachers of English Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers

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