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Promoting a Culture of Literacy

Course Description

Develop an in-depth knowledge about how to define, promote, and assess an effective culture of literacy at the classroom, school, district, and community levels. In this course, participants review the foundational beginnings of our national culture of literacy. Students read and analyze current research to discuss its application in promoting a rich culture of literacy across all domains of language (reading, writing, listening, and speaking), in a variety of contexts, and with a variety of texts (expository, informational, and narrative). Course content also considers ways in which the language and literacy experiences of all students can contribute to a culture of literacy which honors students' abilities, skills, and diverse backgrounds.

Please note you must be admitted to the Reading Certificate program prior to enrolling in this course.

If you are interested in taking this course for professional development and not to earn the certification, please contact the department at

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  • Details
  • $525
  • September 19, 2022 to November 27, 2022
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00122
  • ID/Units: EDUC X300.71  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: Fall 2022


Lesley Clear, Ph.D., is an educational consultant to UCI Division of Continuing Education. Dr. Clear has been an ESL instructor in Japan and Hungary and an EFL teacher trainer in Hungary, Ukraine, Chile and Argentina. She received the 1996-1997 UCI Division of Continuing Education Distinguished Instructor Award, and UCI Division of Continuing Education's Distinguished Service Award in 2004.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbooks are required for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START09/19/2022Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END11/27/2022Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---