Department of Secondary and Middle School Education

Kathleen Malu

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Office:   V4015
Phone:   973-720-2679
Email:maluk@wpunj.edu
Office Hours:   Fall 2016- Monday 2:00-5:00pm 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

Dr. Malu is professor of literacy, language and ESL/bilingual education. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy and language pedagogy and research in online and face-to-face settings. She earned a B.A. from Moravian College (French & Religion), an M.A. from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, VT, (English as a Second/Foreign Language & French) and a Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Learning from the Division of Curriculum and Teaching at Fordham University in New York City.

With a total of more than 40 years of teaching experience in K-12 and higher education, Dr. Malu began her career as a secondary school English as a Foreign Language teacher in La République Démocratique du Congo (Peace Corps Volunteer, 1973-75) and later inspectrice for Le Ministère de l’Education Nationale of Rwanda (PCV, 1980-81). She taught for many years at the United Nations International School in New York City and the City University of New York. Upon receipt of her doctorate, she entered the field of teacher education and has been training teachers at the undergraduate and graduate levels for more than 20 years.

In addition to her work at William Paterson University, Dr. Malu serves as an English Language Specialist for the U.S. Department of State and travels widely to support the teaching of English. She returned recently to DRC to conduct a needs assessment/fact finding mission that resulted in her designing and authoring 3 English language club manuals that explore issues of democracy, gender equality, human rights, community action, social change, and diversity. She returned to Rwanda as a Fulbright Scholar (2009-10) and taught in the Languages and Linguistics Department of the National University of Rwanda, assisting with program and course development for their English, French, Kinyarwanda, and Swahili majors.  She taught children’s literature in Ethiopia and cross-cultural issues in Kenya. She served in Turkey, Guinea, and South Africa where she was a keynote speaker, literacy coach trainer, program developer, and middle school teacher trainer.

Her research focuses on middle level education, literacy, language policy in Africa, and English language education. She has published in the Handbook of Research in Middle Level Education series of the American Educational Research Association. Her articles have appeared in various publications, most recently in the U.S. Department of State's English Teaching Forum

In addition to her Fulbright award, she received the Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the National Broadcasting Company and the Benigna Education Award from Moravian College.

Her publications include:

Books

Malu, K. F. & Schaefer, M. B. (Eds.) (2015). Research on Teaching and Learning with the Literacies of Young Adolescents. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing (IAP) & American Educational Research Association (AERA) Middle Level Education Research (MLER).

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

Schaefer, M. B., Malu, Kathleen F. & Yoon, B. (2016). An Historical Overview of the Middle School Movement, 1963–2015. Research in Middle Level Education Online, 39(5), 1-27.

Malu, K. F. & Smedley, B. (2016). Community-Based English Clubs: English Practice & Social Change Outside the Classroom. English Teaching Forum, 54(3), 10-23.

Yoon, B., Malu, K. F., Schaefer, M. B., Reyes, C., & Brinegar, K. (2015). Comprehensive and critical review of middle grades research and practice: 2000. Middle Grades Research Journal, 10(1), 1-16.

Malu, K. F. (2015). Observation Tools for Professional Development. English Teaching Forum, 53 (1), 14-24.

Malu, K. F. & Schaefer, M. B. (2015). Introduction. In Research on Teaching and Learning with the Literacies of Young Adolescents. Kathleen F. Malu and Mary Beth Schaefer (Eds.), pp. xxiii-xxvi.

Schaefer, M. B. & Malu, K. F. (2015). New Research Directions for Teaching and     Learning with Literacies of Young Adolescents. In Research on Teaching and Learning with the Literacies of Young Adolescents. Kathleen F. Malu and Mary Beth Schaefer (Eds.), pp. 267-274.

Malu, K. F. & Schaefer, M. B. (2015). Finding New Adolescent Literacies. In Research on Teaching and Learning with the Literacies of Young Adolescents. Kathleen F.   Malu & Mary Beth Schaefer (Eds.), pp. 275-280.

Malu, K. F. (2013). Exploring children’s picture storybooks with adult and adolescent EFL learners. English Teaching Forum, 51(3), 10-18.

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. (2015). The American Readers Club Handbook. Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo: U.S. Department of State Embassy, Kinshasa.

Malu, Kathleen F. (2015). The English Club Handbook: A Manual for English Club Members. Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo: U.S. Department of State Embassy, Kinshasa.

Malu, Kathleen F. (2015). The English Club Handbook: A Guide for English Club Leaders. Kinshasa, République Démocratique du Congo: U.S. Department of State Embassy, Kinshasa.

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 

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.

Non- Refereed Articles

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.