Janette Klingner, PhD
Janette Klingner’s teaching interests are in the areas of bilingual special education, bilingual education, learning disabilities, teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL), multicultural education, and literacy. She has extensive experience facilitating professional development programs for practicing teachers. She is committed to helping students learn to connect research to practice, and practice to research, as part of an ongoing cycle.
Recent Courses Taught at the University of Colorado at Boulder:
EDUC 3023: Teaching in American Schools
This course is the second in a series of courses designed to prepare students for teacher licensure. This class and its concomitant practicum are designed to enable students to critically examine, as well as experience, the intricacies and complexity of teaching and learning in culturally and linguistically diverse American public schools. The central focus of this class is an ongoing analysis of the connections between what students experience at their practicum sites and the assigned texts and assignments. The objective is to link educational theory/research with the actual practices of teachers and workings of schools.
EDUC 5525/5605: Research Issues in Bilingual Education/Bilingual Special Education
This course offers students the opportunity to examine, critique, and evaluate current and ongoing research in bilingual education and bilingual special education. This is done within the larger context of a wide range of research traditions or cultures of inquiry. Students gain an initial understanding of research design and methodology, become more informed consumers and participants in bilingual and bilingual special education research and evaluation activities, and apply their knowledge and skills in the development of a research proposal. Salient issues in the fields of bilingual and bilingual special education are explored.
EDUC 8014: Doctoral Seminar in Multicultural Education
This course addresses the historical, sociological, political, cultural, philosophical and pedagogical foundations of multicultural education. Critical issues involved in making public schooling responsive to an increasingly multicultural, multiracial, and multilingual society are examined through topics, themes, syntheses, and community-based projects. Grounded in current theories, critiques, and research on multicultural education, the course aims at assisting educational researchers to develop skills in scholarship, collaborative reflection, discussion, and fieldwork investigation of culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
EDUC 8804: Doctoral Seminar in Literacy and Special Education
The objective of this course is to provide participants with broad exposure to reading viewed through two lenses – general and special education – with the aim of advancing their interest in and ability to contribute to the field. Students examine prominent theories and research in literacy and special education during the 20th century, and the relationship of this scholarship to current educational practices. Topics include: foundational perspectives, scholars, and contributions to the field; developmental processes of reading; instructional and intervention strategies; influential contemporary policies and trends; and issues related to cultural and linguistic diversity