Laura Ruth Johnson, Ph.D.
-The experiences and beliefs of Latina adolescent mothers
-Mentorship and school-based support programs for young mothers
-Youth civic engagement within minoritized communities
-Literacy learning within urban community contexts and out-of-school settings
-Community-based Qualitative Research
-Youth Participatory Action Research
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL August 2005-May 2006
Rockefeller Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Latino and Latin American Studies
University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Ph.D. Education, Language & Literacy, Society, & Culture May 2005
M.A. Education, Advanced Reading and Language Leadership Program, Language, Literacy, & Culture May 2000
ETR525, Introduction to Qualitative Research in Education
ETR526, Advanced Technologies in Qualitative Research
ETR739x, Advanced Field Methods
ETR745, Interpretive Research
ETR746, Qualitative Interview Methods in Education
Johnson, L.R. (2017). Community-based qualitative research: Approaches for education and the social sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
Johnson, L.R., Stribling, C., Almburg, A., & Vitale, G. (2015). “Turning the sugar”: Adult learning and cultural repertoires of practice in a Puerto Rican community. Adult Education Quarterly, 65(1), 3-18.
Flynn, J.E. Hunt, R, Johnson, L.R, & Wickman, S. (2014). Considering new paths for success: An examination of the research and methods on urban school-university partnerships, post-No Child Left Behind. International Journal of Educational Reform, 23(3), 191-206.
Rosario-Ramos, E.M. & Johnson, L.R. (2013). Communities as counter-storytelling (con)texts: The role of community-based educational institutions in the development of critical literacy and transformative action. In J.C. Zacher-Pandya & J.A. Avila (Eds.). Moving critical literacies forward: A new look at praxis across contexts. New York, NY: Routledge.
Johnson, L.R., & Rosario-Ramos, E.M. (2012). The role of educational institutions in the development of critical literacy and transformative action. Theory Into Practice, 51, 49-56.
Johnson, L.R. (2011). No hay nada tan mala … There is nothing so bad: Exploring resources and resilience across generations of Puerto Rican women. In D. Smith-Silva (Ed.) Latina/Chicana mothering. Toronto, ON: Demeter Press.
Johnson, L.R. (2009). Challenging best practices in family literacy and parent education programs: The development and enactment of mothering knowledge among Puerto Rican and Latina mothers in Chicago. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 40 (3), 257-276.
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Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
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