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Center Graduate Students: Sarah Durst

Sarah Durst


Sarah Durst is a Ph.D. student in Curriculum & Instruction and the Center for Writing Studies. Sarah also serves as a Professional Learning Facilitator at the Center for Education in Small Urban Communities with the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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I am interested in tracing the literate practices of students, teachers, and professionals across space and time. Iam especially interested in understanding the ways in which national education policies, pedagogies, and the texts used in classroom spaces constrain or afford students' own literate practice. I am also interested in teacher professional learning and teacher preparation programs for future English and Composition teachers and exploring how a focus on literate practices, disciplinarity and transdisciplinary research can impact program design and licensure.

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