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Andrew Ratner

Assistant Professor


School of Education


Secondary Education: English Education


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  • Education


    Teachers College Columbia University        1999-2004       Ed. D English Education        2004

    Teachers College Columbia University        1993-199         M.A. English Education         1994

    Brown University                                        1985-1989       B.A. Semiotics/Art              1989

  • Courses Taught

    • EDUC 1100E English Methods
    • EDUC 1201E Middle School Literacy
    • EDUC 1200E Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum
    • EDSE 1202E Teaching of Reading
    • EDSE 1500E Teaching of Writing
    • ENGL 6300C Modern Short Story
    • Supervision - Secondary Education Student Teachers and Teaching Fellows
  • Research Interests

    Cultural and critical perspectives on literacy education; Issues in urban teaching; Representation in qualitative research and writing; Reading  and Writing in Mathematics and Science classrooms

  • Publications

    Ratner, A. R. (2009) Street Lit: Teaching and Reading of Fiction in the Urban High School. McGraw Hill Publishers

    Ratner, A. R (2008) That Which is Taught, That Which is Learned, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy

    Ratner, A. R (2007) Mr. Brennan’s Last Day of School, English Journal

    Ratner, A. R. (2008) Book Review: Lessons from a Decade of Reform: A review of Transforming Teacher Education, The New Educator

    Ratner, A. R (2008) Reading Across the Digital Divide: A Sociolinguist Analysis of Networked Literature Discussion Between Urban and Suburban 5th Graders, THEN (Technology, Humanities, Education, Narrative)

    Ratner, A. R. and Shiels, S. (2008) Thinking and Writing Benchmark Administration and Norming Guide. Prepared for  KIPP Foundation. 

    Ratner, A. R. and Shiels, S. (2007) Thinking and Writing Benchmark Data Summary. Prepared for  KIPP Foundation. 

    Ratner, A. R. (2007) The KIPP Writing and Thinking Benchmark Assessments. Prepared for the KIPP foundation. 

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