Yenika-Agbaw appointed to National Council of Teachers of English committee

June 01, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- College of Education professor Vivian Yenika-Agbaw has been appointed to serve as a member of the Standing Committee on International Concerns for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Yenika-Agbaw, who specializes in language and literacy in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will serve a three-year term that will begin after the NCTE’s annual convention in Minneapolis in November.

The committee is responsible for advising the executive committee and staff about how the council might provide specific guidance to K-16 educators concerning the ways educational and literacy practices in other nations might affect their students, pedagogy and educational policy, according to the NCTE.

K-16 is an American movement to attempt to achieve significantly higher rates of attainment relative to associate and baccalaureate degrees.

Yenika-Agbaw teaches courses in children’s and adolescent literature in the residential and World Campus programs. Her research focuses on children’s and young adult literature, and is informed by theories of critical multiculturalism, postcolonialism and reader response.

  • Vivian Yenika-Agbaw

    College of Education professor Vivian Yenika-Agbaw

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Last Updated June 02, 2015