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VirginiaGoatleyVirginia  Goatley

Associate Professor
School of Education
Department: Reading

Expertise: Literacy instruction; literacy/social studies; connections; Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC)

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Ginny Goatley received her doctorate from Michigan State University and joined the Reading Department in 1995. She has conducted research on literature study groups, including cases focusing on the students who had been identified with special literacy needs. She studied the integration of literacy and social studies across the elementary grades. Her publications have appeared in journals including Reading Research Quarterly, Reading and Writing Quarterly, Language Arts, and Journal of Educational Research. She is co-editor of The Book Connection: Literacy Learning and Classroom Talk (TC Press/IRA, 1997).