Literacy Across the Disciplines

The purpose of this research study is to investigate the impact of DL (disciplinary literacy), ethnic studies and the use of technology on K-12 teachers’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions to promote social justice education. This study will also examine the effect of this type of instruction on students’ development of critical literacy skills and criticality. 

Faculty bio:

headshot for Madeleine Mejia

Dr. Madeleine Mejia is an Assistant Professor at the California State University Fullerton in the College of Education. Dr. Mejia has more than two decades of professional experience and expertise in the preparation of K-12 educators as literacy experts. Her courses focus on issues of diagnosis and remediation of reading and writing needs; critical literacy; diversity and critical self-reflective practices.

Dr. Mejia’s research interests include making space for students’ voice in the learning and teaching process; teachers’ roles and active agency in professional development/ inquiry into professional practice; and critical literacy and equity education.