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Diane E. Kern, Associate Professor

(401) 874-9490
Fax 874-5471
dkern@uri.edu

 

 

Education

Ph.D.

Rhode Island College and The University of Rhode Island

Dissertation topic: Comprehension Strategy Instruction

2003

M.A.

University of Rhode Island

Reading Specialist/Consultant

1993

B.A.

University of Rhode Island

Secondary English Education

Elementary Education

1984

Courses taught

EDC 312

The Psychology of Learning

EDC 415 Adolescents and Classroom Management

EDC 430

Methods/Materials of Secondary Teaching

EDC 448

Literacy Across the Content Subjects

EDC 449 Teaching Adolescent Literature

EDC 484

Supervised Student Teaching

EDC 485

Student Teaching Seminar

EDC 528

Teaching Language Arts

HPR 201 Zombie Ideas in Education

Research Interests

  • Comprehension Strategy Instruction
  • Teacher Education in English Language Arts and Literacy

Selected Publications

Kern, D., Barton, J., Andre, W., McGuire, M., & Schilke, R. (2003, May). Less IS more: Preparing students for state writing assessments. The Reading Teacher, 56(8), 816-826.


Kern, D. (2008/2009).  Reading Recovery cohort study: Student achievement and the changing role of the reading specialist.  Massachusetts Reading Association Primer, 38(2), 38-47.  


Kern, D. (2011).  62 years of the pendulum’s swing: The role of the reading specialist.  The New England Reading Association Journal, 46(2), 67-72.


Ferguson, L. & Kern, D. (2012). Re-visioning literature circles: Incorporating comprehension strategy instruction in student-led discussions. New England Reading Association Journal, 47(2), 23-30.  


Kern, D. & Robinson, B. (2012).  A hope in the unseen: Transitioning to college success through young adult literature. Massachusetts Reading Association Primer, 40(2), 44-49.


Kern, D. (2012). Real-world reading and the Common Core State Standards.  New England Reading Association Journal, 47(2), 71-73.


Kern, D. (2012).  Real rigor, rubber rulers, and raising reading achievement.  New England Reading Association Journal, 48(1), 101-103.


Kern, D. (2013). The universe is on the side of justice.  New England Reading Association Journal, 48(2), 78-80.


Kern, D. (2013). Zombie ideas in education: High-stakes testing and graduation policies. New England Reading Association Journal, 49(1), xx-xx.

Refereed papers presented at conferences

Kern, D.  (2001, November).  Constructivist teacher education.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council Teachers of English, Baltimore, MD.


Kern, D. (2002, November).  Comprehension strategy instruction: Re-visioning professional development.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council Teachers of English, Atlanta, GA.


Byrd, D., Adamy, P., Hammadou-Sullivan, J., & Kern, D. (2002, February). Standards-based assessment of teacher education students: "E folio" on-line, web-based electronic portfolio system. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of College for Teacher Educators, New York.


Kern, D., & Horm, D. (2003, November). Reading Excellence: The importance of relationships to successful program evaluation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators, Chicago, Illinois.

Kern, D., & Horm, D. (2005, December). Evaluation of Reading Excellence: Teacher professional development and child outcomes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.

Books

Hutchinson, E. & Kern, D.  (2011).  CSET: English. Edison, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.


Kern, D. (2012).  CliffsTestPrep Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching, 2nd ed. Edison, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.


Kern, D. (2013). CliffsTestPrep Praxis II: English Subject Area Assessments, 2nd ed. Edison, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

 

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