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Clare Kosnik

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Applied Psychology and Human Development
University of Toronto
Canada

Biography

Clare Kosnik is Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT) and the Director of the Jackman Institute of Child Studies. She teaches in the graduate program courses on teacher education and literacy methods courses in the Master of Teaching pre-service program. Professor Kosnik has held a number of leadership positions: Director of the Master of Teaching program, Head of the Centre for Teacher Education and Development, Director of the Elementary Preservice Program, and Coordinator of the Mid-Town Cohort. In 2003, she took a three-year leave of absence from OISE/UT to be Executive Director of the Teachers for a New Era research and development project at Stanford University, one of the largest initiatives in teacher education. Along with Clive Beck she has been conducting a longitudinal study of teachers: 20 who are completing their tenth year of teaching and 22 who are completing their eighth year of teaching. Findings from this study are reported in: Growing as a Teacher: Goals and Pathways of Ongoing Teacher Learning and Priorities in Teacher Education (co-authored with Clive Beck). She is also the principal investigator of a large-scale study which is looking at the 28 literacy/English from four countries: Canada, US, England, and Australia. She recently co-edited the text Literacy Teacher Educators: Preparing Student Teachers for a Changing World.

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Applied Psychology and Human Development Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

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