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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Office

Dyson 388F

Email

Jane.Bean-Folkes@marist.edu

Phone

845-575-3000 ext. 2605

Website/Resume

https://janebean-folkes.com/

Dr. Jane Bean-Folkes

Assistant Professor

Bio

Dr. Bean-Folkes received her M.Ed. and Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University in Curriculum and Teaching with a concentration in Reading and Language Arts. She teaches undergraduates and graduate students. Her research interests involve multilingual classrooms, written academic language, African American Language, sociocultural and sociolinguistic perspectives of education for African American students and other non-dominant language speakers as they learn the academic language in urban settings. She considers herself a researcher/practitioner, working in K-12 classrooms with students, teachers, and administrators from diverse backgrounds in high-poverty areas. Dr. Bean-Folkes is involved in The National Council of Teacher of English, the Literacy Research Association, and the American Educational Research Association. Her publications include Schools of Hope: Teaching Literacy in the Obama Era in the edited volume Reading the African American Experience in the Obama Era: A Handbook for Teaching, Learning, and Activism, published by Peter Lang; Culturally Diverse Children’s Books for Your Classroom Library, which appeared in School Talk, NCTE; and Why I Teach – The Power of Language, The Reading Teacher; Leaving Space in Language Instruction for Messy Thinking, Heinemann Online; A Tale of Words.  Perspectives and Provocations, NCTE-Early Childhood Education Assembly; Student’s Linguistic Knowledge in the Writing Classroom. International Literacy Association.

 


Education/Degree Attained

EdD, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, 2009
Cirrocilum and Teaching: Concentration in Reading and Language Arts

M.Ed, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, 2002
Curriculum and Teaching

MA, Seton Hall University, NJ, 1993
Elementary Education, Pre-K to 8

BS, Syracuse University, NY, 1980                                                             
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Research Interests/Areas of Focus

Her research interests involve multilingual classrooms, written academic language, African American Language, sociocultural and sociolinguistic perspectives of education for African American students and other non-dominant language speakers as they learn the academic language in urban settings. She considers herself a researcher/practitioner, working in K-12 classrooms with students, teachers and administrators from diverse backgrounds in high-poverty areas.


Selected Publications

Chapters
Bean-Folkes, J. (2012). Schools of Hope: Teaching Literacy in the Obama Era. In E. Thomas (Ed.) Reading the African American Experience in the Obama Era: A Handbook for Teaching, Learning, and Activism. p. 71-87. New York: Peter Lang

Bean-Folkes, J. & Bartley-Carter, (Accepted), How Best to Support Students Who Speak Non-Dominant Varieties in a Writing Classroom. In Peele-Eady & Correia (Eds.) Integrating Home and Heritage Languages in Schools: Re-Thinking Pedagogy and Practice, NCTE/Routledge Series on Multilingualism

Bean-Folkes, J., Browne, S., & Rose, C. (Accepted). No Excuses Believing and Achieving. In Patton Davis (Ed.) Re-authoring Savage Inequalities: Counter-Narratives of Striving and Success in Urban Education, Teachers College Press

Articles
Bean-Folkes, J. & Lewis, T. (2018).Teaching in a culture of love: An open dialogue about African American student learning. School Community Journal. Fall 2018

Bean-Folkes, J., Jewett, P., Alaniz, C., Corbin, S., Porter, D., Sanders, J., and Sims, H. (2018). The 2017 Notable Children's Books in the English Language Arts. Language Arts, 95(4), 248-262

Bean-Folkes, J., Jewett, P., Alaniz, C., Corbin, S., Porter, D., Sanders, J., and Sims, H. (2017). In Imaginative Pursuit: The 2017 Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts. Journal of Children's Literature, 43(2), 43-56

Bean-Folkes, J. (2015). A Tale of Words.  Perspectives and Provocations, NCTE-Early Childhood Education Assembly. (2)2, 1-6

Bean-Folkes, J. (2015). Student’s Linguistic Knowledge in the Writing Classroom. Literacy & Social Responsibility, ejournal, ILA. 8(1), 15-25

Bean-Folkes, J. (2014). Why I Teach – The Power of Language. The Reading Teacher. 68(2), 159.

Bean-Folkes, J. (2011). The Why Behind Teacher Research. Childhood Education.  87(5), 357-360.


Selected Presentations

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), National Conference (November 2018)
Panel Presentations: Classroom Libraries as Windows and Mirrors: Ensuring Diverse, Representative Books for our Students

International Literacy Association (ILA)
International Reading Association, Annual Convention, invited panel, Classroom Libraries as Windows and Mirrors, (2018)

American Educational Research Association (AERA)
American Educational Research Association, panel presentation, (2017) Operationalizing School-Community Collaborative Funds of Knowledge: Reimaging the Role of Educational Research Through Community Roundtables; Title: Advocating for Public Education of Minority Students: What is needed for literacy learning?

American Educational Research Association, panel presentation, (2017) Investigating Writing Intervention in Multilingual 4th Grade Classrooms


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