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Articles for: Literacies and Children's Literature Programs

Graduate student receives Child Caregiver of the Year award

October 25, 2016
Darius Phelps was honored by the Georgia Association on Young Children for his exemplary work with children and commitment to the field of education.

Professor appointed to ILA's research panel; literacy journal

April 19, 2016
Donna Alvermann was appointed to the International Literacy Association's Literacy Research Panel and will also contribute articles to the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy.

Smagorinsky analyzes the effects of standardization on teachers; student creativity

January 25, 2016
Peter Smagorinsky weighs in on how today's corporate education model is impacting teachers and their ability to foster innovative and successful students.

Georgia Children's Book Awards names winning authors

March 11, 2015
The Georgia Children's Book Awards has announced this year's winning picture book and chapter book as part of its annual awards and Conference on Children's Literature on the University of Georgia campus.

Awards and conference highlight best in kid lit

February 27, 2015
Children's authors and illustrators will have their time in the spotlight during an annual event on the University of Georgia campus March 6-7. The 46th annual Georgia Children's Book Awards and Conference on Children's Literature, sponsored by the UGA College of Education, is a chance for teachers, media specialists, librarians, faculty and book lovers to come together and celebrate heroes, villains and, in the case of one author, a flamingo. Along with the conference, which takes place March

Graff appointed president-elect of Children's Literature Assembly

February 4, 2015
The Children's Literature Assembly recently appointed University of Georgia College of Education associate professor Jennifer Graff as president-elect; she will become president for the 2016-2017 term. An affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English, the Children's Literature Assembly provides a forum for teachers of children's literature, promotes children's literature as a field of learning and research, and creates programs for those interested in children's literature. The org

Smagorinsky: Simplistic measures strike out in both baseball and teaching

October 29, 2014
University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor Peter Smagorinsky explains how judging winning performances in both professions defies conventional measures and simplistic approaches in an October 28 Atlanta Journal Constitution op-ed essay.

Price named SREB-State Doctoral Scholars Fellow

September 23, 2014
University of Georgia College of Education graduate student LaTasha Price has been named a 2014-State Doctoral Fellow by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB).

Smagorinsky: Bad student writers - You get what you pay for

August 4, 2014
University of Georgia Distinguished Research Professor Peter Smagorinsky writes a response to fellow academic Rick Diguette's recent essay on how ill prepared college freshmen are in writing in the July 28 issue of the Atlanta Journal Constitution's "Get Schooled" blog.