C&I’s Pearson Family fellows discuss their research with P. David Pearson

Pearson family fellowship recipients meet P. David Pearson. [left to right] Lori Baker, David Pearson, Kay Rosheim.
Two recipients of the Pearson Family Fellowship in Reading and Ph.d. candidates in literacy education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction recently had the opportunity to meet with the fellowship’s namesake, P. David Pearson, at the Literacy Research Association conference in Tampa, Florida.

The Pearson Family fellowship is awarded to doctoral students who conduct reading research in collaboration with the Minnesota Center for Reading Research. Pearson is one of the leading researchers in the field of reading education and has served on the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Reading Conference, and as an advisor to the National Academy of Science and he Children’s Television Network, among others.

Pearson shared his projects related to the history of literacy and translating literacy policy to practice with Rosheim and Baker, who in turn discussed their research projects with Pearson. Rosheim is studying literacy strategies for quiet learners and Baker’s research involves teaching writing to elementary school students and teacher identity. Baker and Rosheim gained valuable feedback and networked with other fellowship recipients from UC Berkeley.

Find out more about the Ph.D. in Literacy Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.