Department of Secondary and Middle School Education

Kathleen Malu

Maluk

Office:   V4015
Phone:   973-720-2679
Email:   maluk@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   Spring 2014 - Monday 1:45-4:45pm and by appointment

Department: Secondary and Middle School Education
Position: Professor
Area Specialization: Middle Level Education, Literacy, Language Arts; ESL; Bilingual Education; Qualitative Research Methodology; Great Lakes Region Africa

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Language, Literacy and Learning, Division of Curriculum and Teaching, Fordham University, New York, NY 

Certificate, Teacher Consultant, New York City Writing Project, Affiliate of the National Writing Project, Lehman College, Bronx, NY

M.A., French and English as a Second Language (ESL), School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT 

B.A., French and Religion, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA

AWARDS

J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Fulbright Scholar, Rwanda 2010

http://www.cies.org/schlr_directories/usdir09/us_dir_name.htm#M 

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching & The National Broadcasting Company, Award for Excellence in Teaching 

American Educational Research Association, Research in Middle Level Education Special Interest Group Award Co-Editor of the Chronicle of Middle Level Research Newsletter

James N. Britton Teacher Research Scholarship Award, Language Educators Applying Reflection Now

Garth Boomer Conference Award, Language Educators Applying Reflection Now

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES

Fulbright Programs, Africa, English Training Specialist, English Teaching Assistants Orientation Programs

  • U.S. Embassy Kigali, Rwanda
  • U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya
  • New Horizon College & Tauheed Girls Secondary School, Malindi, Kenya
     

J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Fulbright Scholar, Lecturer, Kigali Institute of Education; Kigali, Rwanda

Fulbright Guest Lecturer, Fulbright Regional Sharing Plan, Children’s Literature Seminars, Mekele University, Mekele, Ethiopia 

International Rescue Committee, Literacy Consultant, New York, NY. Curriculum Development, French Literacy & Reading, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Bureau Pédagogique, Ministère de L’Education Nationale, Inspectrice d’Anglais, Kigali, Rwanda, Curriculum Development

Peace Corps Training Programs, Volunteers to Africa, Peace Corps French Language and Cross-Cultural Trainer, School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT

Collège de Kisantu, Ecole Pédagogique, Secondary School English as a Foreign Language Teacher, Inkisi, Kisantu, Bas-Zaire, Zaire. Equivalent of U.S. grades 9-12

Zaire-American Language Institute (ZALI), Writing Workshop Presenter, Kinshasa, Zaire

United Nations International School, English as a Second Language Teacher, Grades 2-12, New York, NY

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES (selected)

William Paterson University, College of Education.  Wayne, NJ. 1998-present.  Professor.  Department of Secondary and Middle School Education. Adjunct Instructor Department of Languages and Cultures, 1993-4.

  • ANTH 2020, Anthropology in Education/ANTH 2020, Diversity and Equity in Schools*
  • CIEE 320, Language Arts and Literature
  • CIEE 517, Practicum for Post Baccalaureate Students
  • CIEE 512, Reading, Language Arts and Literature
  • CIEE 599, Capturing their Spirits:  World Languages and Cultures
  • CIEE 603, Language Arts in the Elementary School
  • CIEE 629, Research in Education I
  • CIEE 630, Research in Education II
  • EDUC 414, Student Teaching Internship
  • CIRL 229, Literacy and Learning
  • CIRL 3350, Literacy, Instruction and Technology
  • ELRL 6170, Children’s Literacy in the 21st Century*
  • ELRL 623, Practicum in Reading
  • ELRL 6250, Adolescent and Adult Literacy in the 21st Century*
  • ELRL 627, Research in Reading
  • ELRL 631, Written Expression with Technology*
  • ELRL 633, Socio-Psycholinguistics and Reading
  • CISE 536, World Language Methods in Secondary Schools
  • CISE 700, Independent Study (World Language Methods in Secondary Schools)
  • BRI 109, Basic Reading Instruction
  • TBED 542, Social and Psychological Processes of the Multicultural Experience
  • TBED 641, Methods, Materials and Assessment in Teaching ESL

Kigali Institute of Education, Kigali, Rwanda. Fulbright Scholar, 2010. Department of Languages and Linguistics. Undergraduate Courses 

  • ELE 10, Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing Skills (Level 1)
  • ELI 303, Stylistics & Literary Techniques
  • ENG 303, Stylistics & Literary Techniques
  • ELI 303, Theoretical Approaches to Modern and Contemporary Literary Theory
  • ENG 303, Theoretical Approaches to Modern and Contemporary Literary Theory
  • ELI 303, Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Literary Theory
  • ENG 303, Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Literary Theory
  • ENG 401, Translation and Interpretation
  • ELI 401, Translation and Interpretation
  • LIE 102, Introduction to Literary Genres: Children’s Literature
  • ENG 302, Creative Writing
  • ELI 302, Creative Writing
  • ENG 302, Major Author

Mekelle University, Mekelle, Ethiopia. 2010, October. Invited speaker. Graduate seminar, English department. Fulbright Regional Sharing Plan grant. Seminar topic: Children’s Literature in East Africa and the United States.

Pace University, School of Education.  Pleasantville, NY. Assistant Professor.1995-1998. Graduate and Undergraduate Courses: 

  • Reading Diagnosis
  • Educational Foundations (K-12)
  • Reading Methods
  • Children’s Literature
  • Middle Level Development
  • Advanced Issues in Middle Level Schooling
  • Effective Teaching Methods for Diverse Students

Lehman College, Department of Puerto Rican Studies, Bronx, NY and Brooklyn College, English Department, Brooklyn, NY.  City University of New York. Assistant Professor: 1994-1995.  Adjunct: 1989-1994. Undergraduate Courses:  ESL, all levels.

Fordham University, Graduate School of Education, New York, NY.  Adjunct Asistant Professor.  1992-1994. Graduate and Undergraduate Courses:

  • Philosophical and Historical Foundations of Education
  • Curriculum Foundations
  • Methods in Teaching Language Arts (K-12)
  • Methods in Teaching Foreign Languages:  Italian, French, Spanish (7-12)
  • Student Teaching Supervision and Reflective Seminar.

United Nations International School, New York, NY. Teacher, Grades 2, 4, 6-12.1982-1989. Courses: Literacy and ESL Content Area Support in Mathematics, Humanities, Science.

Bronx Community College, Department of Specialized Services, Bronx, NY. Adjunct Lecturer.  1982-1987. Courses:  Literacy and ESL

Ministère de L’Education Nationale, Kigali, Rwanda.  Bureau Pédagogique de L’Enseignement Secondaire. Inspectrice d’Anglais. Administrator for nationwide secondary level English language instruction. 1980 & 1981.

Academy of Notre Dame, Washington, DC.Teacher, Grades 9-12. 1976-1979. French, grades 9-12;English and Spanish, grades 9-12.

Georgetown University, Department of Languages and Literature, Washington, DC. Adjunct Lecturer.  Summer, 1979. Courses:  Reading and Writing

School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT. Francophone Africa Training Program. Instructor.  Summers, 1978, 1979.  Courses:  Immersion French (Foreign Service Institute) English as a Second Language Cross-Cultural Communications

Collège de Kisantu, Ecole Pédagogique, Inkisi, Congo (Zaïre).  Teacher, Secondary School (grade equivalents 9-12).  1973-1975. English As a Foreign Language.

PUBLICATIONS (selected)

Book

Malu, Kathleen F. (Ed.) (2010).Voices from the middle: Narrative inquiry by, for, and about the middle level community, Volume in the series Handbook of research in middle level education. Charlotte, NC:  Information Age Publishing and the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Special Interest Group (SIG) Middle Level Education Research (MLER).

Refereed, Chapters and Journal Articles

Malu, K. (2012). Threads of peace in Rwanda. Surface Design Journal, 36 (4), 42-45.

Henry B, & Malu, Kathleen F.  (2011). Best practices in teaching and learning for workplace settings.  In Extraordinary learning in the workplace: Innovation and change in professional education, Volume 6. Janet Hafler, (Ed.), Chapter 4, pp. 63-86. London: Springer Dordrecht Heidelberg Publishers, International.  

Malu, Kathleen F. (2010). Narratives in the middle. In Voices from the middle: Narrative inquiry by, for, and about the middle level community, Volume in the series Handbook of research in middle level education, Kathleen F. Malu (Ed.), Introduction, pp. xv-xix. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing and the AERA SIG MLER.

Malu, Kathleen F. (2010). Parent involvement and student success: Black and white in the middle. In Voices from the middle: Narrative inquiry by, for, and about the middle level community, Volume in the series Handbook of research in middle level education, Kathleen F. Malu (Ed.), Chapter 15, pp. 315-338. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing &AERA SIG MLER.

Malu, Kathleen F. (2010). Recommendations and resources for narrative inquiry and research. In Voices from the middle: Narrative inquiry by, for, and about the middle level community, olume in the series Handbook of research in middle level education, Kathleen F. Malu (Ed.), Chapter 18, pp. 381-388. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing & AERA SIG MLER.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (2009).  Rwanda’s audacity:  A story of hope at the middle level.  In An international look at educating young adolescents, olume 7 in the series Handbook of research in middle level education,  Steven Mertens, Vincent Anfara, and Kathleen Rooney (Eds.), Chapter 9, pp. 179-196.  Charlotte, NC:  Information Age Publishing and the AERA SIG MLER.

Malu, K., Lawrence, S., & Mongillo, G.  (2008).  The reimagination of a graduate reading program:  Roles and responsibilities, themes, reflections, and implications.  In Imagining a renaissance in teacher education:  Teacher education yearbook XVI, Cheryl J. Craig and Louise Deretchin (Eds.), Chapter 9, pp. 157-169.  Manham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. 

Malu, Kathleen F.  (2006). Framing an urban school-university partnership:  A critical analysis. In M. Caskey (Ed.). Vol. #5, Making a difference:  Action research in middle level education (pp. 239-260). Volume in the referred series, Handbook of research in middle level education, series editor, Vincent Anfara. Greenwich, CT:  Information Age Publishing and the AERA SIG MLER.

Feola, D., Malu, K. F. & Brause, R. S.  (2004). A critical conversation about using pseudonyms for research participants.  The Journal of Reading Education, 28(2), 43-44.

Agard-Jones, L., Jenkins, C.,  Malu, K. & Windley, T. (2003). Chapter 7:  Diverse perspectives on a school-university partnership:  Seeking excellence at the middle level.  In Rose Duhon-Sells, et al. (Eds.), International perspectives on methods of improving education: Focusing on the quality of diversity (pp. 91-112).  Lewiston, NY:  Edwin Mellen Press.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (2003). Ways of reading Harry Potter:  Multiple narratives for multiple readers.  In E. Heilman (Ed.), Harry Potter’s world: Multidisciplinary critical perspectives (pp. 75-95)Bristol, PA: Routledge/Taylor Francis. 

Malu, Kathleen. F.  (2003).  Literature for democracy.  Reading as a social act, book review and interview.  Democracy & Education, 14(3), 74-75. 

Malu, Kathleen F. & Figlear, Mary.  (2002). Six active learning-based teaching tips: Promoting success for ESL Nursing Students.  Nurse Educator, 26(5), 204, 208.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (2002).  Conflict and Resistance:  Understanding the complexity of teacher work activities.  In D. Feola and R Connolly (Eds.), Changing teachers or teachers changing:  Multiple lenses on professional development (pp. 123-139).  Duquene, Iowa.  Kendall/Hunt.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (2001).  The insidious interplay of literacy and technology. The English Record, 51(2), 37-40. 

Malu, Kathleen F.  (2000).   Reviews: Classroom materials.  Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 44(3), 295-296. 

Malu, Kathleen F.  (2000). Teaching African literature around the world:  Voices of the self.  English International, 7(1), 3-14. 

Malu, Kathleen F.  (2000). Have You Tried…When I think about becoming a teacher:  A class poem.  Talking Points, 11(2), 20-21.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (1998).  Exploring the complexity of teachers’ work:  An additional requirement for prospective teachers?  The Journal of the New York Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.  14, 39-47.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (1998).  Reading as pressure:  Middle school Hispanic girls experience conflict.  NY State’s Language and Literacy Spectrum, 8(1), 36-41.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (1998).  The role of conflict:  Teacher rhetoric vs. practice. Journal of the Texas Middle School Association,6(2), 27-31.

Malu, Kathleen F., Figlear, Mary & Figlear, Elizabeth.  (1998).  Enhancing the language development of ESL nursing students:  A case study with recommendations for action.  Nurse Educator, 23(2), 43-46. 

Malu, Kathleen F.  (1997).  Middle school administrator and university faculty member in partnership:  A collaboration in progress. The North Carolina Middle School Association Journal, 19(1), 5-8. 

Malu, Kathleen F.  (1997). Let Them Choose!  Students read with choice: Implications for reading and ESL teachers. In A. Mallery (Ed.) Innovative learning strategies, thirteenth biennial yearbook, 1997-1998 (pp. 14-21). Millersville, PA:  College Reading Improvement SIG, IRA.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (1997).  Understanding the universal right of free speech in the ESL classroom:  Combining theory and practice.  English International, 5(2), 17-22. 

Malu, Kathleen F.  (1997).Good-bye doesn’t mean adieu. College ESL, 7(1), 72-4.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (1996).  A study of bilingual parent concerns for children’s work in schools.  In M. Fine (Ed.) Talking across bundaries: Participation evaluation research in an urban middle school (pp. 62-68). New York:  The Bruner Foundation. 

Malu, Kathleen F., Figlear, Mary  & Figlear Elizabeth.  (1996).  Multicultural ESL students:  A prescription for admission.  The Journal of Multicultural Nursing and Health, 1(2), 15-20.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (1991). The power of being teachers, learners and researchers.  In J. Gantzer and E. Brooks (Eds.), Issues and innovations in ESL teaching and learning:  Selected papers from New York State teachers of English to speakers of other languages, 1988-1989, (pp. 89-110).  New York:  NYTESOL.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (1989).  ESL testing and course placement procedures. English Language Teaching Journal, 43(3), 206-212.

Textbooks, Manuals and Report

Malu, Kathleen F. (Ed.). (2010). An alphabet book about Rwanda by Level IV Students, Kigali Institute of Education, Kigali, Rwanda. Kigali, Rwanda: U.S. Embassy.  

Malu, Kathleen F. (Ed.). (2010). A book of children’s games from Rwanda by Level I Students, Kigali Institute of Education, Kigali, Rwanda. Kigali, Rwanda: U.S. Embassy.

Malu, Kathleen F. (Ed.). (2010). Collective work: Poems by Rwandan young writers club, Students, Kigali Institute of Education, Kigali, Rwanda. Kigali, Rwanda: U.S. Embassy.

Malu, K. F. (1981). Bright ideas:  Report of national in-service teacher training workshop.  Kigali, Rwanda:  Ministère de L’Education Nationale.

Malu, K. F.  (1981).  English for the third year:  Teacher’s manual.  Kigali, Rwanda:  Ministère de L’Education Nationale.

Malu, K. F.  (1980).  English for the first and second years:  Teacher’s manual. Kigali, Rwanda:  Ministère de L’Education Nationale.

Malu, K. F.  (1980).  English for the third year:  Student text.  Kigali, Rwanda:  Ministère de L’Education Nationale.

RESEARCH (current)

Gender Issues from Primary 6-Secondary 3 in Rwanda: An Interdisciplinary Study. Supported in part by U.S. Embassy and Center for Gender Culture and Development at the Kigali Institute of Education, Kigali, Rwanda.

National University of Rwanda. Gender Survey, Audit, and Policy Making Consultancy. Supported in part by the Government of Sweden (46,000,000 RWF) and the Center for Gender, Culture and Development at the Kigali Institute of Education, Kigali, Rwanda.

Promoting Globalization for In-Service and Pre-Service Teachers: Problems and Possibilities. Supported in part by U.S. Embassy and the Molteno Institute.

International Educational Research: Reliability, Validity and Limitations.

Skyping Across the Pond and NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards: Oakland and Malindi.

Non- Refereed Articles (selected)

Malu, Kathleen F. & Roux, Yvonne. (2009, October). Hope in tight times:  Books about job loss.  Booklinks.

http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/publishing/booklinks/Hope_in_TightTimes.pdf

Malu, Kathleen F.  (2009). The Global Assault on Teaching, Teachers and their Unions: Stories for Resistance.  A Book Review. The Radical Teacher. 

Malu, Kathleen F.  (2008, Fall).  Two Films from Africa:  Film Reviews.  GlobalTeachNet. 6.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (2007, June). One Approach to the “Publish or Perish Paradigm.” The Chronicle of Middle Level Research, 7(2), 3.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (2000).  Take a technological break and have some fun!  The Idea Factory, 11 (1), 1, 2.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (1999).  For enjoyment … for exclusion?  An experience with writer’s           workshop and bookbinding. Language Educators Applying Reflection Now Newsletter, November, 1999, 7.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (1997).  In Memory of Ramon Santiago.  Idiom, New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 27(2), 18. 

Malu, Kathleen F.  (1996).  Using Computers to Transform Teaching and Learning:  A Story of Discovery.  Literacy Harvest, 5(1), 5-8.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (1996).  IFTE Conference Furnishes Model for Education Course. Language Educators Applying Reflection Now, Newsletter. October, 1996, 3.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (1992). The Rassias Method at an Inner City High School.  The Ram’s Horn, June, 1992, 15-19.

 

Selected Invitations and Conference Presentations

Malu, Kathleen F. (2012). Rwanda: Remembrance, Reconciliation and Reconstruction. Fulbright Association of NJ at Princeton University. Presentation.

Malu, Kathleen F. and Kolbusa, S. (2012). Quality vs. Quantity: Language and Literacy Teaching and Learning in Rwanda's Teacher Education Program. British Educational Research Association, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. Paper presentation, invited delegate.

Malu, Kathleen F. (2011). Seminar: Life in Rwanda After the Genocide. Panel Presentation, Opening of the Pax Rwanda Art Exhibit. Museum of African Art, SMA Fathers, Tenafly, NJ.  Panelist, Moderator.

Malu, Kathleen F. (2010). Obedience to Authority. Interdisciplinary Genocide Studies Center, summer program. At the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence, Kigali, Rwanda.

Malu, Kathleen F. (2010). Reading Books Aloud! Peace Corps Library Training Conference. Presentation. July 9, 2010, Kigali, Rwanda.

Malu, Kathleen F. (2010). Using Children’s Literature to Teach English:Classroom  Demonstrations. Teacher Training Program. Cyangugu, Rusizi District. Rwanda.

Malu, Kathleen F. (2010). First Inter-Institutional Conference on Teaching, Learning and Using English in Rwanda, Catholic University of Kabgayi, Rwanda. March, 2010. Presentation.

Malu, Kathleen F. (2010). Creating a Culture of Reading: At Home—Role Plays. Creating a Culture of Reading: Children’s Literature Conference and Rwanda’s Second Annual International Children’s Book Day at St. Ignace Primary School, Kibagabaga, Kigali. June. Interactive Presentation.

Malu, Kathleen F. (2010). Creating a Culture of Reading: At School—Role Plays. Creating a Culture of Reading: Children’s Literature Conference and Rwanda’s Second Annual International Children’s Book Day at St. Ignace Primary School, Kibagabaga, Kigali. Interactive Presentation.

Malu, Kathleen F. (2008). Adolescent Literature By, For and About Arabs and Muslims.  Adolescent Literacy Institute.  WPUNJ. Invited Workshop.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (2007, April).  Action Research with Preservice and PracticingTeachers.  Invited discussant for referred paper presentations at the AERA annual conference. Chicago. 

Malu, Kathleen F.  (2007, April).  Excellence in Middle Grades Teacher Education.  Invited discussant for referred paper presentations at the AERA annual conference. Chicago.

Malu, Kathleen F.  (2007).  Adolescent Literature Con Salsa.  First Annual Adolescent Literacy Institute.  WPUNJ.  Invited Workshop.

Malu, Katheen F., et al.  (2005, April).  Considerations for Middle Level Education.  Invited discussant for referred paper presentations at the AERA annual conference. Montréal, Canada. 

Malu, Kathleen F. & Villar, Maria.  Strategies for Enhancing Student Success in On-Line Teaching. Thirteenth Annual Spring Conference. WPUNJ. Invited presentation.

Malu, Kathleen F.  Exploring Social Interaction to Improve Teaching.  21st Annual Bilingual/ESL Conference:  World Languages Conference:  Social Identity and Language Learning. WPUNJ.  Invited presentation.

Malu, Kathleen F.  Harry Potter:  What’s All the Fuss?  International Reading Association, Manhattan Reading Council, Parents and Reading Conference.  Fordham:  New York City.  Invited Presentation.