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Dr. Amy Crosson

Assistant Profesor of Education (CI)

Phone: 814-865-3351

259 Chambers
University Park, PA 16802

Department(s)

  • Curriculum and Instruction

Program(s)

  • Literacies and English Language
  • Second Language Education

Biography

Amy Crosson holds an Ed.D. in language and literacy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education where her dissertation was funded by an Adolescent Literacy Fellowship from the National Academy Education.  Crosson’s research focuses on classroom-based interventions to support the academic language development of elementary and middle school students in urban schools, with special attention to academic vocabulary, discussion quality, and argument writing.  In particular, she focuses on the language and literacy development of English Language Learners. Crosson is currently studying how students’ source language resources can be leveraged to promote academic language and literacy in English.

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels

Adolescence
Childhood
Early Childhood

Learning

Curriculum
Education Access
Equity and Diversity
Instructional Methods and Design
Learning Assessment
Learning Sciences
Learning Standards

Curriculum Areas

ESL
Language, Culture, and Society Ed
Language/Literacy Ed
Reading

Education Levels

Middle School/Junior High
Primary/Elementary
Secondary/High School

Education Types

Bicultural/Multicultural Ed
Bilingual Ed
Immigrant Ed
Urban Ed

Individual Difference

Cognition
Human Development
Identity
Learning Processes
Motivation

Methodological Research

Evaluation
Multiple Methods
Qualitative Research
Quantitative Research
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