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Joseph Sanacore

Professor of EducationDoctoral Adviser

B.A., Adelphi UniversityM.A., New York University; M.S., C.W. Post Campus, Long Island University; P.D., Hofstra UniversityEd.D., Hofstra University

Description

Dr. Sanacore has been a classroom teacher, school administrator and university professor. He also has served as director of the Literacy Program for the Annenberg and Rockefeller Foundations’ Comprehensive School-Reform Collaboration among the C.W. Post School of Education, the Yale University School Development Program and the Westbury School District. His major roles have included working cooperatively with the key players—teachers, administrators, students, parents and members of the community—to promote highly successful literacy-learning environments.

These experiences as an academician and practitioner have nurtured Dr. Sanacore’s growth and development as a researcher and writer. Specifically, he has authored more than 100 articles in such publications as Phi Delta Kappan, Educational Leadership, The Clearing House, the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, The Reading Teacher, Language Arts, Reading Research and Instruction, Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, the Journal of Clinical Reading, Intervention in School and Clinic, Reading Psychology: An International Quarterly, Childhood Education, High School Journal, NASSP Bulletin, Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice, Advancing Women in Leadership Online Journal, The Educational Forum, Teacher Librarian, the International Journal of Progressive Education, The Education Digest, Education Week, ERIC Digest, Newsday and The New York Times. Furthermore, he has authored chapters in “Struggling Adolescent Readers: A Collection of Teaching Strategies” (International Reading Association), in “Process Reading and Writing: A Literature-Based Approach” (Teachers College Press), in “More Teens’ Favorite Books” (International Reading Association), in “PROTOTYPES: An Anthology of School Improvement Ideas That Work” (Phi Delta Kappa), in “Annual Editions: 2004-2005” (McGraw Hill), in “Promising Practices for Urban Reading Instruction” (International Reading Association) and in “American Reading Forum Yearbook” (American Reading Forum). Finally, he has co-edited the second edition of “Handbook for the Volunteer Tutor,” a best-seller of the International Reading Association. These and other works published by Dr. Sanacore have been footnoted and referenced extensively in the international professional literature. Complementing Dr. Sanacore’s publications is his role as peer-reviewer for The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and Children and Youth Services Review, three highly respected international journals.

Dr. Sanacore also accepted an invitation to serve as a columnist for the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. This challenge led to the publication of 20 comprehensive articles that not only have appeared in this prestigious journal, but also have been read throughout the United States and Europe. His columns represent a wide variety of timely topics, including strategies for learners at risk of failure, ingredients for successful inclusion, positive classroom environments that promote optimal conditions for literacy learning, better connections between the classroom and the learning center/resource room, suggestions for incorporating literacy learning across the curriculum, approaches that support lifetime literacy for all learners and options for professional development.

Specialties

Literacy Learning Across the Curriculum, Achievement Gap Between Ethnic Minority and Majority Cultures, Gender Differences in Reading and Writing Achievement, Lifetime Literacy for All Children

Publications

  • Author, “Showing children that we care about their literacy learning,” published in Preventing School Failure (2010)
  • Author, “Connecting rimes to meaningful contexts,” published in Childhood Education (2010)
  • Co-author, “Needed: More opportunities for students to read,” published in The Clearing House (2010)
  • Co-author, “Boys’ dispositions toward literacy,” published in Reading Psychology (2010)
  • Author, “Literacy education: The big picture,” published in ENCOUNTER: Education for Meaning and Social Justice (2009)
  • Co-author, “Understanding the fourth-grade Slump: Our point of view,” published in The Educational Forum (2009)
  • Co-author, “Helping struggling middle school literacy learners achieve success,” published in The Clearing House (2009)
  • Author, “Turning reluctant learners into inspired learners, published in The Clearing House (2008)
  • Co-author, “Fifteen guidelines for helping non-tenured education faculty get published in peer-reviewed journals,” published in American Reading Forum Yearbook (2008)
  • Co-author, “Classroom management: Help for the beginning secondary school teacher,” published in The Clearing House (2007)
  • Author, “Needed: Critics of literacy education with a more inclusive perspective,” published in the International Journal of Progressive Education (2007)
  • Author, “Nurturing lifetime readers,” published in Childhood Education (2006)
  • Author, “Teachers, teacher librarians, and children as co-builders of school library collections,” published in Teacher Librarian (2006)
  • Author, “Helping non-tenured education faculty get published in peer-reviewed journals,” published in Advancing Women in Leadership Online Journal (2006)
  • Author, “Increasing student participation in the language arts,” published in Intervention in School and Clinic (2005)
  • Author, “Chapter 15: Needed: Homework clubs for young adolescents who struggle with learning,” published in “Annual Editions: Education 2004-2005” (Reprinted from The Clearing House)
  • Author, “Genuine caring and literacy learning for African American children,” published in The Reading Teacher (2004)
  • Author, “Reaching out to a diversity of learners: Innovative educators need substantial support,” published in “Promising practices for urban reading instruction” (2003)
  • Author, “Needed: Homework clubs for young adolescents who struggle with learning,” published in The Clearing House (2002)
  • Author, “Viewpoints: Home at school,” published in Newsday (2002)
  • Author, “Struggling literacy learners benefit from lifetime literacy efforts,” published in Reading Psychology: An International Quarterly (2002)
  • Author, “Questions often asked about promoting lifetime literacy efforts,” published in Intervention in School and Clinic
  • Author, “Needed: Caring schools,” published in Education Week (2001)
  • Author, “Promoting effective literacy learning in minority students by focusing on teacher workshops and reflective practice: A comprehensive project supported by the Annenberg Foundation,” published in Reading Psychology: An International Quarterly (2000)
  • Author, “Homeless does not mean helpless,” published in The New York Times (2000)
  • Author, “Creating the lifetime reading habit in social studies,” published in “Struggling adolescent readers: A collection of reading strategies” (2000)
  • Author, “Promoting lifetime literacy in middle school students,” published in The Clearing House (2000)
  • Author, “Improving students’ literacy learning through caring relationships with adults,” published in ENCOUNTER: Education for Meaning and Social Justice (1999)
  • Author, “Encouraging children to make choices about their literacy learning,” published in Intervention in School and Clinic (1999)

Affiliations

  • Member, International Reading Association
  • Member, National Council of Teachers of English
  • Member, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • Member, Association for Childhood Education International
  • Member, Hammill Institute on Disabilities

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