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Bill Stokes

Professor Emeritus

Now a professor emeritus, Bill taught in the PhD in Educational Studies programs. He has also served as the Graduate School of Education's PhD program director, interim dean, director of the Research, Evaluation, and Assessment Division, and dean of faculty. As director of the Hood Children's Literacy Project, Bill was principal investigator and grant administrator. With Irene Fountas, he was director of the Literacy Institute, whose emphasis was on emergent literacy and developmental, progressive education. He has also served as co-editor of the Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism, and Practice.

Education: BA, State University of New York, Stony Brook; M.Ed., Boston University; EdD, Boston University

Selected Publications

Disciplined Inquiry: The philosophy and science of educational research. (2007-2008), manuscript.

Literacy. (2008) Encyclopedia of Educational Psychology. Los Angles: Sage Publications.

Review of The American Way of Spelling: The structure and origins of American English orthography. By Richard Venezky, Guilford Press, 1999. Review appeared in Currents in Literacy, Spring 2000.

Solange de Azambuja Lira, Maria de Lourdes B. Serpa and William T. Stokes (1999), Bilingual Education and the Law, Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism and Practice.

Inside the MCAS: A Close Reading of the Fourth Grade Language Arts Test for Massachusetts. Currents in Literacy, Spring 1999.

How Do Children Learn to Read? Evidence from Decades of Research. In Voices on Word Matters. Pinnell and Fountas (Eds.). Heinemann, 1999.

Untangling the Knots of Linguistic Diversity in Our Schools, The Journal of the Learning Disabilities Association of Massachusetts, Volume 7, Fall, 1997, with Maria de Lourdes Serpa.

Mentoring the Mentor: A Critical Dialogue with Paulo Freire, Jim Fraser, Donaldo Macedo, Tanya McKinnon and William Stokes, editors, NY: Peter Lang, 1997.