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Alfred W. Tatum, Interim Dean and Professor
EDUCATIONPh.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Dr. Tatum's research is aimed toward improving the reading and writing achievement of African American males. He is also interested in how texts can be used as tools to preserve one's humanity.
SELECTED PUBLICATIONSTatum, A.W. (forthcoming). Fearless voices: Engaging a new generation of African American adolescent male writers. New York: Scholastic.
Tatum, A.W. (2013). Common core state standards: Structuring and protecting equitable pathways for African American boys. In S. Neuman and L. Gambrell (Eds.), Quality reading instruction in the age of common core standards, (pp. 75-89). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Tatum, A.W. and Muhammad, G. (2012). African American males and literacy development in contexts that are characteristically urban. Urban Education, 47(2), 434-463.
Tatum, A.W. (2012). Changing the literacy landscape: Looking back to move ahead. Black History Bulletin, 75(1), 31-32.
Tatum, A. W. and Gue, V. (2012). The sociocultural benefits of writing for African American adolescent males. Reading & Writing Quarterly, (28)2, 123-142.
Tatum, A. W. (2011). Diversity and literacy. In. J. Samuels & A. Farstrup (Eds.), What research has to say about reading instruction (pp.425-447). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Tatum, A.W. (2011). The legitimacy of culturally relevant pedagogy: Resolved or unresolved. In L. Scherff & K. Spector (Eds.), Culturally relevant pedagogy: Clashes and confrontations. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.
Tatum, A.W. (2009). Reading for their life: (Re) Building the textual lineages of African American adolescent males. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Tatum, A. W. (2008). Toward a more anatomically complete model of literacy instruction: A focus on African American male adolescents and texts. Harvard Educational Review, 78(1), 155-180.
Tatum, A. W. (2008). African American males at risk: A researcher's study of endangered males and literature that works. In S. Lehr (Ed.), Shattering the looking glass: Issues, controversy, and trends in children's literature (pp. 137-153). Norwood, MA: Christopher Gordon Publishers.
Tatum, A.W. & Fisher, T. A. (2008). Nurturing resilience among adolescent readers. In S. Lenski & J. Lewis (Eds.), Addressing the needs of struggling middle level and high school readers (pp. 58-73). New York: Guilford.
Tatum, A.W. (2008). Discussing texts with adolescents in culturally responsive ways. In. K. Hinchman & H. K. Sheridan-Thomas (Eds.), Best practices in adolescent literacy instruction (pp. 3-19). New York: Guilford.
Tatum, A. W. (2008). Over-served or underserved? A focus on adolescents and texts. English Journal, 98(2), 82-85.
Tatum, A. W. (2007) Literacy Development of African American Males. In A. Berger, L. Rush, & J. Eakle (Eds.), Secondary school reading and writing: What research reveals. Urbana, IL: NCTE.
Tatum, A. W. (2007). Building the Textual Lineages of African American Male Adolescents. In K. Beers, R. Probst, & L. Rief (Eds.), Adolescent literacy, (pp. 81-85). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Tatum, A. W. (2006). Adolescents' multiple identities and teacher professional development: In D. Alvermann, K. Hinchman, D.Moore, S. Phelps, and D. Waff (Eds.), Reconceptualizing the literacies in adolescents' lives II, (pp. 65-79). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Tatum, A. W. (2006). Engaging African American males in reading. Educational Leadership, 63(5), 44-49.
Carrier, K., & Tatum, A. W. (2006). Creating sentence walls to help English language learners develop content literacy. The Reading Teacher, 60(3), 285-288.
Tatum, A.W. (2005). Teaching reading to black adolescent males: Closing the achievement gap. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
Tatum, A.W., & Finders, M. (2005) Hybridization of literacy practices: A Review of What they don't learn in school: Literacy in the lives of urban youth. Reading Research Quarterly, 40(3), 388-397.
Tatum, A.W. (2004). A roadmap for reading specialists entering schools without exemplary reading programs: Seven quick lessons. The Reading Teacher, 58(1), 28-38.