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Dr. Altheria Caldera

Assistant Professor

CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Email: Altheria.Caldera@tamuc.edu

Professional Vita



Dr. Altheria Caldera


Education:

Ph.D. Curriculum Studies, Texas Christian University

Graduate Certificate, Women and Gender Studies

M.Ed. English Education, University of West Alabama

B.A. English, Stillman College

Teaching Certification:

Texas Standard Certificate-English, Language Arts, Reading (7-12), ESL Endorsement

Secondary Teaching Experience:

1998-2000, Bessemer City Schools, Middle School English/Language Arts/Reading

2000-2003, Tuscaloosa County Schools, Middle School English/Language Arts/Reading

2003-2004, Fort Worth Independent School District, Middle School English/Language Arts/Reading

Post-Secondary Teaching Experience:

2004-2007, Full-time Instructor-Tarrant County College District, English Composition/Developmental Writing

2007-2012, Full-time Instructor-Tarrant County College District, Teacher Education

Fall 2014, Adjunct Instructor-Tarleton State University, Teacher Education

Spring 2016, Adjunct Instructor-Texas Christian University, Women and Gender Studies

Teaching Responsibilities:

EDCI 595, Research Literature and Technology

EDCI 538, Classroom Management for Teachers

EDCI 559, Diversity in Equity in Education

ELED 523, Internship in Elementary/Middle School

Research and Teaching Interests:

My teaching and research focus on how educators can improve outcomes for minoritized students.

Publications:

Caldera, A. (2018). Woke pedagogy. A framework for teaching and learning. Diversity, Social Justice, & the Educational Leader, 2(3), 1-11.

Caldera, A. & Morton, T. (2018). Reading the word and world in Haiti: Literacy education for social justice. READ: An Online Journal for Literacy Educators, 4(6), 28-36.

Caldera, Altheria. (2017). Black feminist epistemology, pedagogy, and methodologies: A review of literature. In K.T. Edwards & M. del Guadalupe Davidson (Eds.) College curriculum at         the crossroads: How women of color reflect and resist in the academy. New York: Routledge.

Caldera, A., Whitaker, M., & Popova, D.A. (In press). Classroom management in urban schools: Proposing a course framework.

Caldera, A. (Accepted). Kicking out and throwing away Black girls: An analysis of of  a school district’s policies and practices. Texas Education Review.

Caldera, A. (Accepted). Towards Wholeness: Anzaldúan Theorizing Used to Imagine Culturally Accepting Educative Spaces for Black Girls.

Caldera, A. (In review). Positioned to Look: Black feminist cartography, a post-colonial critical qualitative research methodology.

Professional Service:

Reviewer, Journal of Teacher Action Research

Reviewer, Education and Urban Society

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