Cynthia McCallister

Associate Professor of Literacy Education

Cynthia McCallister

Phone: (212) 998-5416

Curriculum Vitae/Syllabi:

Cynthia McCallister is Associate Professor of Literacy Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Professor McCallister's scholarship focuses on social-constructivist approaches to instruction and the influence of culture on children's academic and intellectual development. She has investigated social constructivist literacy instruction methods in the college classroom. She has worked extensively as a classroom teacher, staff developer, and school reform consultant in elementary, middle, and high schools in New York City and rural Maine. She is the creator of Learning Cultures ®, a comprehensive school reform model that has been implemented in more than 20 K-12 public schools in NYC (see LearningCultures.net). McCallister is the developer of Cooperative Unison Reading, a social-constructivist approach to group reading instruction.

To learn more about Cynthia McCallister's work, click on the links below:

"The landscape of classroom education"

"Fostering selfhood and inspiring student writers using ‘Metropolitan Diary’"

"At newcomer school, teachers step back and help students learn"