Shelley Stagg Peterson, OISE/UT

Shelley Stagg Peterson

Associate Professor

The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/University of Toronto (OISE/UT)
Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
252 Bloor Street West, 10th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V6
(416) 978-0329

My research and teaching interests are in elementary and adolescent literacy with a focus on socio-cultural issues in writing and writing assessment, multiliteracies, and rural literacies.

I joined the faculty at OISE/UT in 1999. For three years prior to that, I was an Assistant Professor at Ohio State University at the Lima campus. I completed my doctorate in Elementary Education at the University of Alberta . My doctoral work focused on sociocultural issues in teaching writing in a writers' workshop. My academic work is grounded in eight years of elementary classroom teaching in central and northern Alberta.

In 2010, I was awarded the International Reading Association's Arbuthnot Award for Excellence in Teaching Children's Literature. As a member of the Notable Books for a Global Society committee of the IRA's Children's Literature and Reading Special Interest Group, I am one of nine teacher educators and teacher librarians reading and selecting books that are identified as notable multicultural books.

Research Teaching
Recent Research Grants
Recent Publications EDU 1101: Junior/Intermediate English
CTL 1008: Children's Literature as a Foundation of Literate Behavior across the Curriculum
CTL 1039: Teaching Writing in the School
CTL 1009: Theory and Practice in Elementary Literacy Instruction
CTL 1805: Advanced Seminar in Language and Learning: Theory and Practice

Literacy Links

Toronto Reading Council
International Reading Association
National Council of Teachers of English
National Reading Conference
Canadian Children's Book Centre

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