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Jean A Ketter

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Ketter

Before earning her Ph.D., she taught high school English and journalism for eleven years. Her teaching courses at Grinnell are

  • EDU 101: Educational Principles in a Pluralistic Society
  • EDU 211: The Politics of Education Assessment
  • EDU 250: Differentiating Instruction Seminar
  • EDU 341: Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Language Arts
  • EDU 460: Teaching the Young Adult

In addition, she supervises student teachers, she has conducted research in uses of technology in schools: the teaching and assessment of writing, the use of critical multicultural approaches in the teaching of young adult literature, teacher narrative of identity. In her research she focuses on social justice concerns and explores the effects educational practices have on student access to and engagement in learning.

Campus Phone: 
(641) 269-4871

Faculty

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On-Campus Address: 
304 Steiner Hall
Park Street
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States
Education / Degrees: 
B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado M.A. in English from The University of Kansas Ph.D. in English Education from The University of Kansas
Courses Taught: 
TUT 100: Consuming Identities--Popular Culture and the Construction of Selves EDU 101: Educational Principles in a Pluralistic Society EDU 211: The Politics of Education Assessment EDU 215: Reading and Writing Youth Cultures EDU 221: Educational Psychology EDU 250: Differentiating Instruction for All Learners EDU 341: Research and Methods in the Teaching of Language Arts and Reading EDU 460: Teaching the Young Adult
Primary Academic Interest: 
The teaching and assessment of writing
Position: 
Professor
Other Academic Interests: 
The use of critical multicultural approaches in the teaching of young adult literature The effects educational practices have on student access to and engagement in learning
Curriculum Vitae/Resume: 
Department Chair: 
Education