National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research Conference This Weekend

Posted on 2/16/2010 9:59:30 AM

On Friday and Saturday, February 19–20, 2010, the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research (NCTEAR) conference takes place in Pittsburgh.

The conference theme, Methodology Matters, focuses on new research methodologies that have emerged in response to new questions in literacy research, such as the relationship between literacy and identity, longitudinal literacy development, and out-of-school literacies. The conference theme also aims to address current practical, theoretical, and methodological challenges in literacy research, such as collecting rich data within classrooms and managing tensions between “scientifically-based” research and in-depth qualitative research.

Our keynote speakers will speak to the affordances and challenges of various literacy research methodologies, including memoir, oral history, classroom discourse analysis, policy research and teacher/faculty collaborations.

Keynotes speakers include:

  • David Bloome, Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • Kim and Louis Gomez, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • Elizabeth Moje, Ph,D. University of Michigan
  • Lesley Rex, Ph.D., University of Michigan
  • Elaine Richardson, Ph.D., Ohio State University
  • Loukia Sarroub, Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Please join us this Friday amd Saturday at the University of Pittsburgh. Visit the NCTEAR website for more details, or contact sj Miller at

Department of English