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Northwestern professor to speak at CISLL event

June 6, 2012
Carol D. Lee

Carol D. Lee

Northwestern University professor Carol D. Lee will speak Monday, June 18, at the 2012 Affiliate Retreat of the NIU Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy.

Lee is the Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education and Social Policy, a professor of learning sciences and professor of African-Americans studies.

Her presentation is titled, “Every Good-bye Ain’t Gone, Every Shut Eye Ain’t Sleep – Everyday Language as Ecological Niche of Generative Resources for Academic Learning: Affordances and Constraints.”

Lee offers a theoretical foundation for the affordances of everyday language practices to scaffold cognitive processing, as well as identification with, and engagement in, academic learning. She situates this discussion in terms of African-American English as an exemplar, and cultural modeling as an illustration of such scaffolding, in the disciplinary comprehension of literary texts.

The CISLL retreat, which begins at 1 p.m. in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center, is open to all NIU faculty and students.

For more information, call (815) 753-5793 or email [email protected].