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Department of Teacher Education
Diane Collier conducts research in the areas of multimodalities and literacies with a special interest in connections across home and school. Using critical qualitative and ethnographic case study methodologies her work focuses on the processes of textmaking, how children use community resources (particularly, popular culture), and what can be learned from children about their consumption and production of texts. Her research interests also include ethical considerations of children’s participation in research, teaching for social justice, and the use of children's literature in classrooms.
8P30 (P/J Language Arts)
Research Interests: Literacies, Writing, Popular Culture, Ethnography, Ethical research with children, and Qualitative Methods
Collier, D. R. (Oct 2012). Relocalizing wrestler: Following a textmaking spiral. Language and Education.
Collier, D. R. (2011). “Who do you think you are?”: Growing up in the GirlZone. [Review of the book Girls, feminism, and grassroots literacies: Activism in the GirlZone by Mary P. Sheridan-Rabideau]. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 18 (1), 79-83.
Collier, D. R. (2010). Journey to becoming a writer: Review of research about children’s identities as writers. Language and Literacy: An e-journal, 12 (1).
Purcell-Gates, V., Anderson, J., Collier, D., & Gagne, M. (2010). Literacy for Life: A handbook for literacy practitioners (78pp). Canadian Council on Learning.
Collier, D. (2008). [Review of the book Ethnography by Brian Street and Shirley Brice Heath]. Education Review, August 14, 2008.
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