Dr. Wen-chiang Rita Chen, Assistant ProfessorStained Glass Image of a Saint Reading



Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Education
Indiana University, Bloomington




Chen, W. (2006). Exploring children's identity formation through their daily
routines in a multi-aged classroom constructing a valid self, meaning-
making and transformation.  Thesis (Ph.D.), Indiana University, Dept. of
Language Education.

Major Publication

Chen, W. (in press).  Early childhood identity: Construction, culture and the self
New York:  Peter Lang Publishing

Research Interests

Early Childhood Literacy, Second Language Learners, Critical Literacy, Critical Ethnography of Classroom Culture, Teacher Education, Multiple Sign Systems and Semiotics in Literacy Learning

Teaching Experience

Teacher education in reading/literacy, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Teaching English (K-6) in Taiwan, 1994-2000
Teaching ESL students in the program of English in the Evening at Indiana University