Wayne State University

Kathleen Crawford-McKinney

Kathleen  Crawford-McKinney
Associate Professor of Reading, Language & Literature and Assistant Dean of Teacher Education
Education Building, room 241

Office Hours: Call for an appointment or email.

(313) 577-0902
(313) 577-4091

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

Responsibilities

  • Administrator, Teacher Education Division
  • 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

Grants

Wayne State Writing Project
2006

Awards & Honors

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

Presentations

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

Publications

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
Preparing preservice teachers in a diverse world.
Lenski, S. D., Crawford, K. M., Crumpler, T., Stallworth, C.   2006 Action in Teacher Education 27(3) 3-12
Beyond awareness; Preparing culturally responsive preservice teachers.
Lenski, S. D., Crumpler, T. P., Stallworth, C., & Crawford, K. M.   2005 Teacher Education Quarterly 32(3) 85-100
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 420-433
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
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
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