Kathleen Crawford-McKinney

Kathleen  Crawford-McKinney
Associate Professor of Reading, Language and Literature

263 Education Building

Office Hours: Call for an appointment or email.

(313) 577-9069
(313) 577-4091

Education
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
    • PhD Language, Reading & Culture, 1997

Responsibilities


  • Tenured Faculty in Reading, Language and Literature, Teacher Education Division

Area Of Expertise

Literacy engagement in children’s literature, writing, curriculum, collaborative learning environments, and inquiry.  Current focus is the  The Dream Keepers Urban Teacher Residency Program, committed to preparing urban teachers to meet the needs of PK-12 learners through culturally sustaining pedagogy.

Research Interests

  • Inquiry Based Curriculum
  • Writing Process & Practice
  • Intercultural Understandings through Children's Literature

Courses Taught

  • Children's Literature
  • Elementary Literacy Methods
  • Secondary Content Area Reading 
  • Literacy Across the Curriculum
  • Organization and Supervision of Literacy Programs
  • Theoretical Foundations of Literacy
  • Writing Development and Instruction
  • Responding to Texts
  • Thought, Language, Social Interaction, and Learning
  • Wayne State Writing Project Seminar

Community Engagement Activities

  • Detroit Public Schools Community District Academic Council
  • The Dream Keepers Advisory Board

Awards

  •  1999
    College of Education: Teacher of the Year, Illinois State University

 

Grants

  •  Wayne State Writing Project
    2006 - 2006

 

Presentations

  •  Preparing Urban Teachers in a Postindustrial City
    Crawford-McKinney, K. 4 2012 American Educational Research Association

 

Publications

  •  Learning together through inquiry: From Columbus to integrated curriculum
    Short, K., Schroeder, J., Laird, J., Kauffman, G., Ferguson, M., and *Crawford, K.* 1996 Learning together through inquiry: From Columbus to integrated curriculum
  • Teacher study groups: Building community through dialogue and reflection
    Birchak, B., Connor, C. *Crawford, K.* Kahn, L., Kaser, S., Turner S., & Short, K. 1998 Teacher study groups: Building community through dialogue and reflection
  • Le aprendizaje a traves de la indagacion: Docentes y alumnos disenan juntos el curriculo
    Short, K., Schroeder, J., Laird, J., Kauffman, G., Ferguson, M., *Crawford, K.* 1999 Le aprendizaje a traves de la indagacion: Docentes y alumnos disenan juntos el curriculo
  • Using Ethnographic practices to prepare culturally responsive first year teachers
    Daniels, M., Lenski, S. D., *Crawford, K.*, Crumpler, T, & Stallworth, C. 2004 Transforming teacher education through partnerships
  • Beyond awareness; Preparing culturally responsive preservice teachers.
    Lenski, S. D., Crumpler, T. P., Stallworth, C., & *Crawford, K. M.* 2005 Teacher Education Quarterly 32(3)
  • Preparing preservice teachers in a diverse world.
    Lenski, S. D., *Crawford, K. M.*, Crumpler, T., Stallworth, C. 2006 Action in Teacher Education 27(3)
  • Engaging struggling adolescent readers in conversations about texts: Instructional strategies for successful experiences
    *Crawford-McKinney, K.* & Hogan, K. 2008 Reading for successes for struggling adolescent learners