Mitzi Lewison

Lewison

Position:

Professor, Literacy, Culture, and Language Education

College: W. W. Wright School of Education
Office: EDUC 3024
Phone: (812) 856 - 8269
Email: lewison@indiana.edu
Classes Taught:  Language Arts Methods for the Elementary School, Children’s Literature, Advanced Study of the Teaching of Writing (online), Best Practices in Language Arts for Middle/High School Teachers, Literacy and Social Justice, Teacher Research and Inquiry, Inquiry and Community Action, Issues in Language Education, Doctoral Seminar in Critical Literacy.
Research Interests: Power relationships in school-university partnerships; the problems and benefits of using reflective journals with preservice and inservice teachers; alternative models for professional development and teacher education; discourse genres in teacher study groups; critical literacy in elementary and middle school classrooms, research methods for studying critical practices; discourse practices in students’ small group work, using children’s literature to teach for social justice.  
Expertise:

Ph.D. Literacy Education

International/Regional Specialization: Afghanistan and the Middle East
Linkages & Partnerships:
Indiana University/Afghanistan Ministry of Higher EducationAfghanistan English Curriculum and Educational Policy (AECEP) Project
Indiana University/Kabul Education University—M.Ed. TESOL Project