Monaghan, E. Jennifer, 1933-

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E. Jennifer Monaghan received her B.A. and M.A. in Literae Humaniores from Oxford University in England, an M.A. in Classics from the University of Illinois at Urbana, and an Ed.D. in reading education from Yeshiva University. She taught developmental reading as well as ESL courses at Brooklyn College. In 1975 she founded the History of Reading Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association. In 1988, Professor Monaghan was elected an associate member of Darwin College, Cambridge University, England. She was awarded a Brooklyn College Wolfe Fellowship in 1994-95. An experienced teacher of reading and writing as well as an award-winning historian, Professor Monaghan has brought to life the process of learning. She received two "best article" award, in 1988 and 1989. She is the author of A Common Hertiage: Noah Webster's Blue-Black Speller (1983) and Learning to Read and Write in Colonial America (2005); co-authored Shaping the Reading Field, and has published several book chapters on the History of Literacy. Her articles have appeared in numerous journals includng American Quarterly, Reading Research Quarterly and inVisible Language. Professor Monaghan's Learning to Read and Write in Colonial American aptly demonstrates the process of learning to read and write in colonial America. It examines (from the states of New Hampshire to Georgia) the instruction of girls and boys, Native Americans and enslaved Africans, the privileged and the poor, and the impact of literacy on the lives of such young learners. From a review in The New England Quarterly: "...a book of extraordinary range, depth, and clarity." Library Journal touted it as a "truly impressive treatise which has been exhaustively researched...offers a comprehensive analysis of Colonial literacy instruction..indispensablr to those studying the history of literacy education.

From the description of The Papers of E. Jennifer Monaghan; 1970?-199? (Brooklyn College). WorldCat record id: 425820160

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Birth 1933-01-19





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