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The Literacy Advocate

161 EpisodesProduced by Timmy BauerWebsite

New episodes every Monday and FridayAll episodes are based off the question: "What's a commonly held belief in Literacy Education you passionately disagree with?"More than 60 percent of all prison inmates are functionally illiterate.One child in four grows up not knowing how to read.43% of adults at… read more

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What is Teacher Advocacy? w/ Thea Yurkewecz and Keith Newvine

Dr. Thea Yurkewecz is an assistant professor and program chair of the reading and literacy committee from the State University of New York at Geneseo . She is a national board-certified teacher, literacy specialist, teacher educator, and past-president of the New York State Reading Association.  Her international work includes coordinating a student teaching abroad program in Bangkok, Thailand, and facilitating professional development to educators in Beijing, China. She continues to focus her research on supporting specialized literacy professionals and preparing future literacy leaders.
Keith Newvine is a Literacy PhD Candidate at Syracuse University, an 18-year high school English teacher, co-founder of the Central New York Social Justice League, and Vice President of the New York State Reading Association. His research focuses on centering contemporary young adult literature written by and about BIPOC in suburban English Language Arts classrooms to demystify discourses of whiteness.

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