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Dr.Vivian Maria Vasquez, Professor SETH

Vivian Vasquez

Professor
School of Education, Teaching and Health

  • Dr. Vasquez is a Professor of Education at American University. The 2013-2014 academic year marks her 30th year in the field of education. Her research interests are in critical literacy, early literacy and information communication technology. Her publications include nine books and numerous book chapters and articles in refereed journals. Prior to coming to AU, Dr. Vasquez taught pre-school and public school for fourteen years. She has held appointive and elective offices in scholarly organizations including The National Council of Teachers of English, The American Educational Research Association, The International Reading Association and The Whole Language Umbrella. Dr. Vasquez' awards include the NCTE Advancement of People of Color Award (2013), the AERA Division B Outstanding Book of the Year Award (2006) and The James N. Britton Award (2005). She was also the first recipient of the AERA Teacher Research SIG Dissertation Award (2004). Most recently the NCTE Early Childhood Assembly honored Dr. Vasquez with a scholarship in her name - The Vivian Vasquez Teacher Scholarship. Dr. Vasquez is host of the CLIP(critical literacy in practice) Podcast located at www.clippodcast.com. You can find more regarding her work at www.vivianvasquez.com
  • Degrees

    EdD, Language Education, Indiana University, Blomington
    MA, Literacy, Mount Saint Vincent University
    BEd, Lakehead University
    BEd, York University
    BSc University of Toronto
  • Languages Spoken:

    Tagalog
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Teaching

  • Spring 2014

    • EDU-496 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Jumpstart Service Learning
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  • Fall 2014

    • EDU-623 Topics in Literacy Education: Exploring Landscape of Knowing
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

BOOKS

  1. Vasquez, V. (2014). Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children 10th Anniversary Edition. New York, N.Y.: Routledge Press.
  2. Vasquez, V., Tate, S., and Harste, J.C. (2013). Negotiating Critical Literacies with Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers.  New York, N.Y.: Routledge Press.
  3. Vasquez, V., Wood, J., and Felderman, C. (Editors/Authors) (2013).Perspectives and Provocations in Early Childhood Education Volume 2. Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishine/Early Childhood Education Assembly of NCTE.
  4. Vasquez, V. and Felderman, C. (2013). Technology and Critical Literacy in Early Childhood. New York, N.Y.: Routledge Press. 
  5. Vasquez, V. and Wood, J. (Editors/Authors) (2012).  Perspectives and Provocations in Early Childhood Education Volume I.  Charlotte, N.C.: Information Age Publishing/ Early Childhood Education Assembly of NCTE.
  6. Vasquez, V. (2010).  Getting Beyond I LIke the Book: Creating Spaces for Critical Literacy Across the Curriculum. Newark, DE: IRA. Selected as International Reading Association Book of the Month for November 2009. 
  7. Vasquez, V. (2009). Negotiating Critical Literacies for Young Children Kindle Edition. New York, N.Y.: Routledge.
  8. Vasquez, V., Egawa, K., with Harste, J.C. and Thompson, R. (Eds.) (2004) Literacy as Social Practice: Relocating Your Reading and Language Arts Curriculum. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.
  9. Vasquez, V. (2004). Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children. Mahwah, N.J.: Routledge.  *2006 AERA DivB Outstanding Book of the Year  *2005 NCTE James Britton Award  *2004 AERA Teacher as Researcher SIG Diss Award  
  10. Vasquez, V. , with Muise, M., Nakai, D, Shear, J., Heffernan, L., Adamson, S. (2003) Getting Beyond I Like the Book: Creating Spaces for Critical Literacy in K-6 Classrooms .Newark, DE: IRA.  *Chosen as May 2003 IRA Book of the Month.

 

SAMPLE ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

 

  1. Vasquez, V. , McBride, M., and Harste. J.C. (2016) Talking Back to Standardized Tests. In Whitmore Barton, K. and Myers, R. Reclaiming Assessment. New York, N.Y.: Routledge.
  2. Albers, P., Harste, J.C., Vasquez, V.M. (2014). Critical and Multimodal Literacy Curricula. In Hamilton, M., Heydon, R., Hibbert K and Stooke, R. (Eds).  Multimodality and Governmentality: Negotiating Spaces in LiteracyEducation. London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing.
  3. Vasquez, V. (2014). Using the Everyday to Engage in Critical Literacy. In Winograd, K. Critical Literacies and Young Learners. New York, Routledge.
  4. Vasquez, V. (2014). So the Boy's Won't Bother Us: A Kindergarten Student as Researcher. Language Arts. 91(1), 52-58.
  5. Vasquez, V. (2014). Critical Literacy and Technology. Council Chronicle. March2014
  6. Vasquez, V. (2013) Digital Technologies as Expressive Tools. In Albers, M., Holbrook, T., and Seely-Flint, A. (Eds) New Methods in Literacy Research. New York, N.Y.: Routledge.
  7. Vasquez, V., Albers, M. & Harste, J.C. (2013) Digital Media, Critical Literacy and the Everyday:Exploring Writing in the 21st Century. In Myers, R. & Whitmore, K. (Eds) Reclaiming Writing.  New York, N.Y.: Routledge.
  8. Vasquez, V. (2013) Re-designing Critical Litracies. In Pandya, J. & Avila, J. (Eds)   A New Look at Critical Literacies:  Theories and Practices Across Contexts. New York, N.Y.: Routledge
  9. Vasquez, V. (2013)  Children’s Literature: A Critical Literacy Perspective. In Kosnik,C.,Simon,R., Williamson, P., Rowsell, J. & Beck, C. (Eds) Literacy Teacher Educators: Preparing Teachers for a Changing World. New York, N.Y.:Sense Publishers.
  10. Vasquez, V. (2012) Critical Literacy. In Banks, J.A.  Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  11. Albers, P., Harste, J.C. & Vasquez, V. (2012). Interrupting Certainty and Making Trouble: Teachers’ Written and Visual Responses to Picturebooks. Dunston,P.J., Gambrell,L.B.,  Fullerton,S.K.,Gillis,V.R., Headley, K., Stecker,P.S. (Eds.), 60thYearbook of the National Reading Conference (pp. 195-201). Oak Creek, WI: NRC.
  12. Vasquez, V. & Felderman, C. (2011). Critical Literacy Goes Digital: Exploring Intersections Between Critical Literacies and New Technologies with Young Children. In Myers, R. & Whitmore K. (Eds). Reclaiming Reading. (pp. 260-272). Mahwah, NJ: Taylor Francis Group/ Routledge.
  13. Albers, P., Vasquez, V., & Harste, J.C. (2011). Section IV: The Many Faces of Text. In Lapp, D.  & Fisher, D. (Eds). The Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts. (pp. 159-160). Mahwah, NJ: Routledge-LAE.
  14. Albers, P., Vasquez, V., & Harste, J.C. (2011). Making Visual Analysis Critical. In Lapp, D.  & Fisher, D. (Eds). The Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts. (pp. 195-201). Mahwah, NJ: Routledge-LA. 7 pages.
  15. Vasquez, V. & Harste, J.C. (2010). Kid-watching, Negotiating, and Podcasting: Imagining Literacy Instruction for the 21st Century. In Szabo,S., Morrison, T., Martin, L., and Boggs, M. (Eds).  Building Literacy Communities. (pp. 17-30). Arlington,TX: Texas A&M University.
  16. Vasquez, V., Harste, J., & Albers, P. (2010). From the Personal to the Worldwide Web: Moving Teachers into Positions of Critical Interrogation.  In Baker, B. (Ed). The New Literacies Multiple Perspectives on Research and Practice. (pp. 265-284). New York, N.Y.: Peter Lang Publishers.
  17. Merchant, G., Carrington, V., Vasquez, V. (2010) (Eds.) New Technologies and Childhood special issue of the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. Thousand Oaks,CA: Sage Publications.
  18. Vasquez, V.  & VanderZanden, S. (2009). Critical Moves in Literacy Education. In Cooper, K. (Ed). Critical Literacies in Action: Social Perspectives and Teaching Practices. (pp. 117-126). New York, N.Y. : Springer Publishing Company.
  19. Albers, M., and Vasquez, V. (2008) A Classroom with a View: Teachers, Multi-modality and New Literacies. Talking Points. Urbana, IL, National Council Of Teachers Of English.
  20. Vasquez, V. (2007). Using The Everyday To Engage In Critical Literacies With Young Children. New England Reading Association Journal. Portland, ME: Port Press.
  21. Vasquez, V. (Contributor) (2005). Critical Literacy. In Larson, J. & Marsh, J. Making Literacy Real. (pp. 40-67). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  22. Vasquez, V. (2005). Creating Spaces for Critical Literacy with Young Children: Using Everyday Issues and Everyday Text. In Evans, J. (Ed.). Literacy Moves On. (pp. 78-97). David Fulton Publishers (UK) and Heinemann (USA).
  23. Vasquez, V. (2005). Resistance, power-tricky, and colorless energy: What Engagement with Everyday Popular Culture Texts Can Teach Us about Learning and Literacy. In Marsh J. (Ed.). Popular Culture, Media and Digital Literacies in Early Childhood. (pp. 201-219). New York,N.Y.: Falmer Press, UK/ Routledge Press, USA.
  24. Vasquez, V. (2003). What Engagement with Pokemon Can Teach Us about Learning and Literacy. Language Arts.. 81(1). pp.118-125. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.
  25. Harste, J. C., Leland, C., Schmidt, K., Vasquez, V., & Ociepka, A. (January/February 2004). Practice makes practice, or does it? The relationship between theory and practice in teacher education. Reading On-Line, 7:4,. Newark, DE: The International Reading Association.
  26. Vasquez, V. & Egawa, K. (Eds.)  (2002). Everyday Texts, Everyday Literacies. School Talk, 8(1).
  27. Hansen, J. & Vasquez, V. (Eds.)  (2002). Reading to Students as Part of Genre Studies. School Talk, 7(3).
  28. Vasquez, V. (2001). Constructing a Critical Curriculum with Young Children. In Comber, B. & Simpson, A. (Eds.). Critical Literacy at Elementary Sites. (pp. 55-66). Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. .
  29. Vasquez, V. (2001). Classroom Inquiry into the Incidental Unfolding of Social Justice Issues: Seeking Out Possibilities in the Lives of Learners. In Comber, B. & Cakmac, S. (Eds.). Critiquing Whole Language and Classroom Inquiry. (pp.200-215).Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.
  30. Vasquez, V. (2001). Critical Literacy: What Is It, and What Does It Look Like in Elementary Classrooms. School Talk, 6(3).
  31. Vasquez, V. (2001). Creating a Critical Literacy Curriculum with Young Children. Phi Delta Kappa Research Bulletin, 45(3).
  32. Vasquez, V. (2000). Language Stories and Critical Literacy Lessons. Talking Points, 11(2).
  33. Vasquez, V. (2000). Building Community Through Social Action. School Talk, 5(4), 2-4.
  34. Vasquez, V. (2000). Our Way: Using the Everyday to Create a Critical Literacy Curriculum. Primary Voices. 9(2).
  35. Harste, J. and V.Vasquez. (1998). The Work We Do: Journal as Audit Trail. Language Arts. 75(4). pp.266-276. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.  

Honors, Awards, and Fellowships

 

    •    Appointment to The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Steering Committee for the development of Elementary Standards for Teacher Preparation (2014-2015)

    •    Appointment to the NCTE/IRA/CEE Task Force on Literacy Teacher Preparation (2014-2015)

    •    Routledge Press Educator Author of the Month for March 2014

    •    Amazon Bestselling Author (January 2014-March 2014) Negotiating Critical Literacies – Top 10 in Schools and Education/Lesson Planning

    •    Amazon Bestselling Author (May 2013-January 2014) Negotiating Critical Literacies – Top 10 in three categories (Early Childhood Education, Lesson Planning and Administration) / Critical Literacy and Technology in Early Childhood Education – Top 50 in Computers and Technology / Negotiating Critical Literacies with Teachers: Theoretical Foundations and Pedagogical Resources for Pre-Service and In-Service Contexts –Top 100 in Education Theory and Research / Getting Beyond I Like the Book: Creating Spaces for Critical Literacy in K-6 Classrooms. – Top 100 Education, Lesson Planning.

    •    Winner of the National Council of Teachers of English Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award 2013.

    •    Honored with the creation of “The Vivian Vasquez Teacher Scholarship” by the National Council of Teachers of English’s Early Childhood Education Assembly (November 2013)

    •    National Council of Teachers of English Executive Committee Appointment to the NCTE Editorial Advisory Board. (August 2013-2016)

    •    AERA Certificate of Appreciation for Eight Years of Service to the LSP SIG (2013)

    •    National Council of Teachers of English Presidential Appointment to the Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award Committee. (April 2011)

    •    International Reading Association Book of the Month Honor for Getting Beyond I Like the Book, 2nd Edition, IRA. (November 2009).

    •    National Council of Teachers of English Presidential Appointment as Chair of the NCTE Literacy Task Force. (November 2009)

    •    Podcast Peer Awards Finalist: Education Category for Critical Literacy in Practice. (November 2007).

    •    American Educational Research Association Outstanding Book of the Year for Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children, AERA Division B. (May 2006).

    •    James N. Britton Award for Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children, The National Council of Teachers of English. (November 2005).

    •    American Educational Research Association Teacher as Researcher Dissertation Award, (May 2004).

    •    International Reading Association Book of the Month Honor for Getting Beyond I Like the Book. (May 2003).

    •    National Co-Learn Senior Research Team (2002-2003)

    •    National Council of Teachers of English Executive Committee Appointment as Co-chair of the Joint International Reading Association Critical Literacy Task Force. (2001-2002, 2002-2004)

    •    Invited Participant: The White House Summit on Early Childhood Cognitive Development, Laura Bush - The White House. Represented NCTE (July 2001).

    •    Appointed as a Commissioner to the District of Columbia Commission on Primary Education Reform, District of Columbia. (2001).

    •    First Recipient of the Indiana University Armstrong Scholarship, Bloomington, Indiana (1997, 1998)

    •    Doreen Brady Memorial Scholarship from the Ontario Educational Council of Teachers Association (1997)

    •    Canada’s Literacy Volunteer Award (1991)    

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