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Vivian Maria Vasquez is a Professor of Education at American University (AU) in Washington DC. She completed her doctorate at Indiana University, Bloomington where she studied with Dr. Jerome C. Harste, Dr. Carolyn Burke and Dr. Virginia Woodward. The 2013-2014 academic year marks her 30th year in the field of education. Her research interests are in critical literacy, early literacy and information communication technology. Her publications include nine books and numerous book chapters and articles in refereed journals. Four of her books are Routledge publications; Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children, Technology and Critical Literacy in Early Childhood Education, Negotiating Critical Literacies with Teachers: Theoretical Foundations and Pedagogical Resources for Pre-Service and In-Service Contexts, and the recently published Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children 10th Anniversary Edition. Three of these books have been on the Amazon Bestsellers List with Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children making the Top 10 List.  


Prior to coming to AU, Dr. Vasquez taught pre-school and public school for fourteen years. She has held appointive and elective offices in scholarly organizations including The National Council of Teachers of English, The American Educational Research Association Language and Social Processes SIG, The International Reading Association, The Whole Language Umbrella and the Center for the Expansion of Language and Thinking. Vivian’s awards include the National Council of Teachers of English Advancement of People of Color Award (2013) and the AERA Teacher Research SIG Dissertation Award (2004). Most recently the NCTE Early Childhood Assembly honored Dr. Vasquez with a scholarship in her name - The Vivian Vasquez Teacher Scholarship. Her book Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children won two awards; the AERA Division B Outstanding Book of the Year Award (2006) and The James N. Britton Award (2005).
  

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  1. Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children

    10th Anniversary Edition

    By Vivian Maria Vasquez

    Series: Language, Culture, and Teaching Series

    In this innovative and engaging text, Vivian Maria Vasquez draws on her own classroom experience to demonstrate how issues raised from everyday conversations with pre-kindergarten children can be used to create an integrated critical literacy curriculum over the course of one school year. The...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Negotiating Critical Literacies with Teachers

    Theoretical Foundations and Pedagogical Resources for Pre-Service and In-Service Contexts

    By Vivian Maria Vasquez, Stacie L. Tate, Jerome C. Harste

    How can teacher educators engage pre-service and in-service teachers in learning about and framing their teaching from a critical literacy perspective? What does this mean? Why is it important? To address these questions, this book offers a theoretical framework and detailed examples, pedagogical...

    Published March 7th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Technology and Critical Literacy in Early Childhood

    By Vivian Maria Vasquez, Carol Branigan Felderman

    What do new technologies and new forms of communication mean for young children growing up in the 21st century? How are they shaping the mindsets, identities and practices which impact their lives at home and at school? This book explores the intersection of technology and critical literacy,...

    Published July 31st 2012 by Routledge