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Barbara Peltzman, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
Curriculum and Instruction
EdD, Curriculum and Teaching, Teacher Education, Elementary and Early Childhood, Teachers College
MS, Early Childhood Education, St. John's University
BS, Elementary Education, Mills College of Education
I teach curriculum and methods courses to undergraduates. I have been a faculty member at St. John’s for over 30 years with my office on the Staten Island Campus. I teach at least one course each semester on the Queens Campus. My latest book is Reading Instruction in America published by McFarland in October, 2015. I have received a Grant from Consolidated Edison in the past 3 years for the “A storytelling network” program to teach adults for whom English is a second language to read children’s books to their children. I am working on a new book to be called Put the Play Back in to K. In 2015 I was voted Outstanding Education Professor by the Staten Island students. I am a Fellow of the College of Teachers which was formed as a society in 1846 and was incorporated by Royal Charter as the College of Preceptors in 1849. It became the College of Teachers in 1998 in London, England. I enjoy including a variety of Children’s Literature resources into all of the courses I teach.

Research Interests

Literacy and Children's Literature

Courses Taught

EDU
1003
ORG STRAT & CLSRM ENVIR 1-6
EDU
1010
PLAN TEACH ASSESS ELEM SS
EDU
1041
1ST & 2ND LANG ACQ & LIT DEVLP
EDU
1042
LIT DEV CONTENT AREA READ ASMT