Department of Education Assistant Professor Dr. Christine Woodcock Authors E-book & Chapter in New TextbookPosted by Medaille University Office of Communications
Medaille University Department of Education Assistant Professor Christine Woodcock, Ph.D., has authored a new e-book for teachers, titled Uniting the Science of Reading and Balanced Literacy With Social Justice. Highlighting the journey Dr. Woodcock took with her daughter as they navigated dyslexia together, this e-text is filled with helpful hyperlinks and colorful photos of real classroom applications. M.S.Ed. elementary education Medaille graduate Stephanie C. Weber ’21 also provided photos, stories and lesson ideas for the book. The Kindle edition is available to preview and purchase on Amazon.
Dr. Woodcock also served as an author for the newly released edited textbook titled Handbook of Research on Learner-Centered Approaches to Teaching in an Age of Transformational Change, published by IGI Global. Released in June 2022, the textbook recognizes that those involved in teaching and learning in modern times require additional training and subject matter support towards developing a broader and more profoundly complex understanding of the learners affected by evolving sociological events and associated needs. Dr. Woodcock wrote chapter 16, focused on “Social Action Literacy for Elementary Teachers.” Based on a qualitative action research project, the chapter follows a case study format as a means of exploring critical literacy and the design of social action curricula in graduate coursework for elementary teachers.
Dr. Woodcock is an experienced educator who has taught special education in a variety of urban, rural and suburban environments in K-8th grade settings. She is passionate about working with children, families and teachers around issues of literacy.