Courtney Cazden

Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emerita, Harvard Graduate School of Education



Courtney Cazden is interested in the development of oral and written abilities and in the functions of language in school and community. A former primary-school teacher, she also has taught expository writing in an evening course for adults returning to college. Cazden was the recipient of a Fulbright research fellowship to study minority education in New Zealand. She also is a past president of the Council on Anthropology and Education and of the American Association for Applied Linguistics and has taught summer courses at the Bread Loaf School of English.

Biography excerpted from Harvard Graduate School of Education

Selected Publications

  • Classroom Discourse: The Language of Teaching and Learning, 2nd edition (2001)
  • Whole Language Plus: Essays on Literacy in the United States and New Zealand (1992)
  • English Plus: Issues in Bilingual Education (ed. with C. Snow) (1990)
  • Review of Research in Education, Volume 16, ed. (1990)
  • Classroom Discourse: The Language of Teaching and Learning (1988)
  • Can ethnographic research go beyond the status quo? (1983) 

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