Tamara Spencer

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Professional Overview: 

Tamara Spencer is an associate professor in the Teacher Education Department (Multiple Subject Program), Kalmanovitz School of Education, and Justice, Community, and Leadership Program, School of Liberal Arts. Her current research explores young children’s literacy development, attending to children’s authentic and purposeful reading and writing experiences within multiple contexts. This work builds on a research tradition that emphasizes contextualized, qualitative studies of young children's literate lives, both in and out of school. She has been published in Language Arts, Young Children, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, Complementary Methods for Research in Education, and the Handbook of Early Childhood Literacy and her research has been presented at a range of international and regional research conferences. She has taught first and second grade, served as a literacy administrator,  and worked as a K-3 reading specialist in public schools in Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, and Raleigh, NC. 

 

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Kalmanovitz School of Education
Kalmanovitz School of Education » Teacher Education
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Kalmanovitz School of Education

Filippi Academic Hall 281

(925) 631-4931

 

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