Pam Grossman will discuss her work to identify instructional practices essential for competent beginning teaching in secondary English language arts.

Seminar materials:

Hazel Tells Laverne
What's The Mismatch?
The Story of An Hour
What's Are The Mismatches in "The Story of An Hour"?

Thursday, March 15, 2012
3:10pm - 5:00pm

  • Pam Grossman
    Nomellini Olivier Professor of Education
    Stanford University School of Education

About the Speakers

Pam Grossman

  • Nomellini Olivier Professor of Education
  • Stanford University School of Education


Pamela L. Grossman is Professor of Education at Stanford University. She is a research collaborator with CALDER and has served as the Vice-President of Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) for the American Educational Research Association and as a member of AERA’s Council and Executive Board. Her research interests include teacher education and professional education more broadly, teacher knowledge, and the teaching of English in secondary schools. Dr. Grossman recently completed a cross-professional study of the preparation of clergy, teachers, and clinical psychologists, focusing on how people are prepared for the demands of relational practice. She has also been engaged with a five year study of pathways into teaching in New York City schools, focusing on the features of preparation that affect student achievement.  She is the co-Principal Investigator of the Teachers for a New Era project at Stanford, funded by the Carnegie Corporation, and is the Faculty Director of the new Center to Support Excellent in Teaching, part of Stanford Challenge.  A former high school English teacher, Dr. Grossman also teaches the prospective English teachers in Stanford’s teacher education program.

Dr. Grossman's publications include: The Making of a Teacher: Teacher Knowledge and Teacher Education, a co-edited volume (with Sam Wineburg), entitled Interdisciplinary Curriculum: Challenges to Implementation, as well as articles in Teachers College Record, American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, Journal of Literacy Research, Teaching and Teacher Education , Review of Research in Education, among others.  Dr. Grossman received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teacher Education from Stanford University and her B.A. in English from Yale University.