Dr. Beth Buchholz

Beth A. Buchholz is an associate professor in the Reading Education and Special Education Department at Appalachian State University. As a researcher, she studies at the intersection of new literacies, play, multimodal composing, and childhood studies. She works to extend current sociocultural theories to explore the social, ideological, and critical work of children as they collaboratively compose texts and identities across physical and digital boundaries. She is committed to ethnographic methodology, deeply rooted in the complexity of daily life in real classrooms, as a means of co-constructing knowledge with teachers, children, and families. In a second (overlapping) strand of her research, she embraces a teacher inquiry stance and seeks to understand ways to effectively prepare novice literacy educators and support current in-service teachers in designing and enacting culturally sustaining literacy instruction in classrooms.

Title: Associate Professor of Reading Education
Department: Department of Reading Education and Special Education

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-6059

Office address
326D College of Education
Boone, NC 28608-2037


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