Institute for Literacy Studies

Publications

The Institute for Literacy Studies produces curriculum resources, monographs, and evaluations related to literacy and mathematics education. In these works we consider the challenges of supporting educational reform from the perspectives of classroom teachers, school administrators, professional developers, university faculty, adult educators, youth and family workers, and parents. We have two aims for these publications: to provide educators and policy-makers with usable knowledge regarding teaching, learning, and professional development, and to ensure that practitioners' voices are represented in ongoing dialogues about curriculum, teacher quality, learner assessment, and educational leadership.

Publications by program staff (book chapters, articles, etc.) may be found under each program.

Curriculum Resources

  • Avidon, Elaine, Anne Campos, Anthony Conelli, & Genevieve Vincent, eds. Leadership, Learning, and Reform: An Annotated Bibliography. NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, 2003.
  • Ellowitch, Azi. Hidden Treasures: An Annotated Bibliography of Puerto Rican, Nuyorican, and Caribbean Literature for Use in Adult Basic Education. NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, 1991.
  • George, Felicia. & Karen Griswold, eds. Annotated Bibliography in Adolescent and Adult Literacy. NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, 2001.
  • Hill, Sara, Lena O. Townsend, Anne Lawrence, Jonathan Shevin, & Susan Ingalls. Supporting Community Learning: A Staff Development Guide for After-School Youth Education Programs. NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, 1995.
  • Osterman, Ed., ed. Literature For My Classroom: What's Out There? An Annotated Bibliography of Fiction and Nonfiction, compiled by teachers in the NYC Writing Project Advanced Summer Institutes. NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, 2000.
  • Schulten, Katherine. Teacher to Teacher: Ideas that Work from the New York City Writing Project. NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, 2004. (PDF)

Monographs

  • Asher, Carla & Nancy Wilson, eds. Time to Reflect: Research by Teachers on Sabbatical NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, 1991.
  • Dolinko-Gold, Linda. Keeping the Possibilities Present: a Study of One Child's Math Thinking. Ed. C. Traugh. NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, 2001.
  • Ellowitch, Azi, Karen Griswold, Melanie Hammer, Deborah Shelton, Lena O. Townsend, & Marcie Wolfe. Portraits of Youth Programs: Education After-School. Ed. M. Wolfe. NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, 1991.
  • Epstein, Robin & Marcia Lerner. Toward Deeper Understanding: Portraits of Exemplary Bronx Mathematics and Science Teachers. Ed. M. Wolfe. NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, 1996.
  • George, Felicia, ed. Making Time for Inquiry. NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, 2009. (Link)
  • Griswold, Karen & Claudia M. Ullman. Not a One-Way Street: The Power of Reciprocity in Family Literacy Programs. NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, 1997.
  • Mintz, Nancy. Collaborative Conversations for Literacy: Professional Development in a Middle School Classroom. Ed. C. Traugh. NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, 2000. (PDF)
  • Traugh, Cecelia, ed. The Power of Mathematics: Stories of Change from Urban Classrooms. NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, 2000.
  • Ullman, Claudia M. Building Bridges: Home Learning and Family Literacy Programs. NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, 2000.
  • Wilson, Nancy. A Professional Community at Work: The New York City Writing Project at Theodore Roosevelt High School. NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, 2000.

Evaluations

  • Asher, Carla, ed. Five schools: The Story of the Lowenstein Foundation School Improvement Grant. NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, 1991.
  • Batton, Barbara & Linda Vereline. Literacy practices at CES 28 and JHS 117. Funded by Community School District 9, 1997.
  • Campos, Anne with John Schoener. Teaching that Makes a Difference: Lessons Learned by the New York City Mathematics Project. NY: Institute for Literacy Studies, in press.
  • Ellowitch, Azi & Karen Griswold. FLITE/Even Start 1997-2001 Ð New York State Longitudinal Evaluation. Funded by the New York State Education Department, 2001.
  • Griswold, Karen & Lena O. Townsend. User Services, Woodstock Branch of the New York City Public Library. Funded by the Woodstock Branch, New York City Public Library, 1996.
  • Hebron, Mary. Reading Starts with Us, Center for Intergenerational Reading at New York City Technical College. Funded by the Robert Bowne Foundation, 1996.
  • Townsend, Lena O. Citizen's Advice Bureau Staff Development Project. Funded by the Robert Bowne Foundation, 1997.
  • Townsend, Lena O. The Reader's Theatre Program at PS 76. Funded by the Harlem Educational Activities Fund, 1996.
  • Townsend, Lena O. Workshops in the Workplace. Funded by the Business and Professional Development Institute of Bronx Community College, U.S. Department of Labor, National Workplace Literacy Project, 1996.
  • Traugh, Cecelia. Classroom-Based Assessment Project, New York City Mathematics Project. Funded by the Institute for Literacy Studies, 1999.
  • Traugh, Cecelia. The Youth Practitioners Institute: The Work of Staff Development in Informal Education Programs. Funded by the Institute for Literacy Studies, 1996.
  • Wirmusky, Frank. Real World Mathematics, A Professional Development Program of New Visions for Public Schools. Funded by New Visions for Public Schools, 1997.

Program Newsletters and Yearbooks

  • Adult Learning Center Yearbook of Student Writing, The Open Mind, published annually
  • New York City Mathematics Project Newsletter, published annually
  • New York City Writing Project Newsletter, published three times a year

Program Websites

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