Kathleen Crawford-McKinneyAssistant Dean of Teacher Education College of Education
Phone: (313) 577-0902
Areas of expertiseaccreditation
Administrator, Teacher Education Division
Tenured Faculty in Reading, Language and Literature, Teacher Education Division
Area of Expertise
Teaches and researches in the areas of children’s literature, writing, curriculum, collaborative learning environments, and inquiry. Her current research focus examines mentoring in writing especially within urban settings.
Inquiry Based Curriculum, Writing Process & Practice, Intercultural Understandings through Children's Literature
Research in Progress
1. TITLE: Interactive Writing with Young Children (2007-present)
Collaborative Research with two Kindergarten teachers that examines mentors for young writers.
HIC approval: September 2007
2. TITLE: Coaching in the Wayne State Writing Project (2008-present).
Examination of coaches as mentors with participants in the summer ‘08 Writing Project.
HIC approval: May 2008
Wayne State Writing Project
Awards & Honors
College of Education: Teacher of the Year, Illinois State University
Preparing Urban Teachers in a Postindustrial City
Crawford-McKinney, K. 2012 American Educational Research Association
Engaging struggling adolescent readers in conversations about texts: Instructional strategies for successful experiences
Crawford-McKinney, K. & Hogan, K. 2008 Reading for successes for struggling adolescent learners
Preparing preservice teachers in a diverse world.
Lenski, S. D., Crawford, K. M., Crumpler, T., Stallworth, C. 2006 Action in Teacher Education 27(3) 3-12
Beyond awareness; Preparing culturally responsive preservice teachers.
Lenski, S. D., Crumpler, T. P., Stallworth, C., & Crawford, K. M. 2005 Teacher Education Quarterly 32(3) 85-100
Using Ethnographic practices to prepare culturally responsive first year teachers
Daniels, M., Lenski, S. D., Crawford, K., Crumpler, T, & Stallworth, C. 2004 Transforming teacher education through partnerships 420-433
Le aprendizaje a traves de la indagacion: Docentes y alumnos disenan juntos el curriculoShort, K., Schroeder, J., Laird, J., Kauffman, G., Ferguson, M., Crawford, K. 1999 Le aprendizaje a traves de la indagacion: Docentes y alumnos disenan juntos el curriculo
Teacher study groups: Building community through dialogue and reflection
Birchak, B., Connor, C. Crawford, K. Kahn, L., Kaser, S., Turner S., & Short, K. 1998 Teacher study groups: Building community through dialogue and reflection
Learning together through inquiry: From Columbus to integrated curriculum
Short, K., Sc
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
PhD Language, Reading & Culture, 1997
roeder, J., Laird, J., Kauffman, G., Ferguson, M., and Crawford, K. 1996 Learning together through inquiry: From Columbus to integrated curriculum