Children's Literature and Literacy

Glenna Sloan


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Education: B.A., University of Toronto (English Literature); Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A. and ED.D, (English Education, Literacy Development, and Children's Literature); ARCT, Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto (Speech Arts and Drama).

Teaching Experiencs: 10 years elementary school; 6 years middle school, Toronto and North York, Ontario; professor in teacher education (literacy and children's literature) at Queens College, CUNY since 1968.

Participation in Professional Organizations

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and Children's Literature Assembly (CLA) of NCTE: Elected member(1991-95) of NCTE's Elementary Section Steering; Chair and Member of the NCTE Poetry Award Committee, 1980-83, 2000 - 2003. Editorial review board for NCTE's journal, Language Arts Elected to CLA's Board of Directors (1999-2002); Served as member and chair of CLA's Committee to Select Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts (1995-1998); Editorial review board of CLA's Journal of Children's Literature (1997-)

International Reading Association (IRA) President (2000-2001) of IRA's Special Interest Group for Reading and Children's Literature (SIG R/CL)'s-lit; Member of IRA's Paul Witty Short Story Award Committee(2000) Chair of the committee (2001-2); Member and Chair of SIG R/CL's Committee to Choose Notable Books for a Global Society (2000-2003); Editorial review board of SIG R/CL's journal, The Dragon Lode (1999-).

International Children's Literature Association
(ChLA) Elected twice to Board of Directors (1995-1998; 1999-2001); created and edited for three years ChLA's newsletter (1995-98); served on publications and awards committees(1999-2003).

United Stated Board on Books for Young People (USBBY) NCTE's appointee to USBBY's Board of Directors (2000-2004); Children's Book Column editor for Bookbird, journal of the International Board on Books for Young People and USBBY (2001-2012).

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