Patricia Edwards

Patricia Edwards
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Literacy, writing/reading, parent involvement in education and parent-teacher conferences

Professor of teacher education and literacy


An expert in literacy, including early literacy, family literacy, technology and literacy, diversity issues in literacy and literacy among immigrants. She has developed two nationally acclaimed family literacy programs: "Parents as Partners in Reading" and "Talking Your Way to Literacy." Edwards served as president-elect of the International Reading Association in 2009-10 and president in 2010-11.