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Pace, Barbara



Associate Professor
School of Teaching and Learning
College of Education

University of Florida
2410 Norman Hall
PO Box 117048
Gainesville FL 32611
352-273-4224
Fax: 352-392-9193
pace@coe.ufl.edu

Research Biography

As an associate professor in the School of Teaching and Learning, I co-coordinate the English Education program (English Proteach). My scholarship is focused on identifying methods for teaching multiple types of texts (e.g. literature, film, television, graphic novels, video games, and so on). My current research projects are centered on media literacy education and are focused on both learning and teaching. In one project I am examining how media literacy education intersects with traditional literacies and the role of media literacy in the development of literate identities and sophisticated literacy practices. This research is focused on adolescent learners in Florida secondary schools.

In another project, I am also investigating practicing and prospective teachers’ understandings of literacy and how their conceptions might be extended through media literacy and Web 2.0 applications. Thus far, this scholarship has centered on data collected from English Proteach students and my efforts to integrate technology with pedagogical and subject-area content knowledge. As part of my teaching scholarship in this area, I have developed three online courses that focus on methods for teaching multiple literacies in schools and in other social spaces: Teaching Multiliteracies; Teaching Media Literacy with the Internet; and Teaching Digital Stories.

Degrees

Ph.D. – University of Florida, 1996

M.A. – University of Florida, 1982

B.A.Ed. – University of Florida, 1971

Key Professional Appointments

Commission Member, NCTE Media Commission, 2009-2010.

Chair, FCTE Commission on 21st Century Literacies, 2007-2010.

Editorial Board, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, International Reading Association

Board Member, Florida Council of Teachers of English, National Council of Teachers of English Affiliate

Activities & Presentations

Ross, D.. Adams, A., Adams, T.L., Jaccobbe, T., Pace, B.G., MacArthur, K., Pape, S. (2010, April). Good teaching and high gains on high stakes tests: Lessons learned from award winning teachers. American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Pace, B. G., Rodesiler, L. B., Tripp, L. (2010, March). Pre-service English teachers and Web 2.0: Teaching and learning literacy with digital applications. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, San Diego, CA.

Pace, B. G. (2009, August). Critical connections: Media literacy and transformed practice as learning. Presentation at the National Association of Media Literacy Education Conference, Detroit, MI.

Pace, B. G. (2009, August). Capturing complexity: Media literacy and science literacy. Presentation at the National Association of Media Literacy Education Conference, Detroit, MI.

Grants

Florida Inclusion Network, Media Literacy and Under-performing students, 2008-2009

Participant in the Preparing Tomorrows Teachers in Technology Grant, 2001-2003

Selected Publications (refereed journal articles)

Pace, B. G., Rodesiler, L. B., Tripp, L. (in-press, 2010). Pre-service English teachers and Web 2.0: Teaching and learning literacy with digital applications. Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference Paper.

Pace, B. G., & Jones, L. C. (2009). Teaching with web-based videos: Helping students grasp the science in popular online resources. The Science Teacher, 47-50.

Pace, B. G. & Browning (2008). Characterizing Johnnieruth: High-school students, “tomboy” characters, and ideological becoming. Language & Literacy: An Online Journal, 10(1)

Pace, B. G. (2006). Between response and interpretation: Ideological becoming and literacy events in critical readings of literature. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.

Pace, B. G. (2004). Constraints of context in teaching for equity: Gender socialization and teacher action. Education Issues.

Pace, B. G., Lowery, R.M., Lamme, L. (2004). Not like me: Using children’s literature to talk about relational bullying. Multicultural Perspectives.

Pace, B. G. & Standiford, D. M. (2003). Not either/or: Standards and student voice in an IB literature class. English Journal, 92(4), 57-62.

Pace, B. G. (2003). Resistance and response: Deconstructing community standards in a literature class. Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy, 46(5), 408-413.

Pace, B. G. & Townsend, J. S. (2002) Learning to Listen: Assessing Talk about Literature. In Inquiry and the literary text: Constructing discussions in the English classroom. J. Holden & J. Schmit (Eds.). National Council of Teachers of English. pp. 155-160.. J. Holden & J. Schmit (Eds.). National Council of Teachers of English. pp. 155-160.

Pace, B. G. (2002). Exploring gender issues in English education. Invited column. English Education. (34)3. pp. 243-246. . (34)3. pp. 243-246.

Pace, B. G. & Adkins, T. A. (2002). Fist, stick, knife, gun: Getting real in Upward Bound. English Journal. 91(4). pp48-53. 91(4). pp48-53.

Zygouris-Coe, V., Pace, B.G., Weade, R. Milecki, C.* (2001). Action research: A situated perspective. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 14(3), 399-412.

*Award winning paper at the International Conference on Qualitative Research in Education Conference, Athens, Georgia, 1999.

Selected Links

Media Literacy Education