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A video interview with

Jane Hansen, Ph.D.

University of Virginia

Dr. Jane Hansen, professor emerita in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and former director of the Central Virginia Writing Project, has decades of experience as a researcher and teacher in the field of writing instruction. Her expertise is in writing across the K–16 curriculum.

You can watch the interview below, and see a selected list of her books.

Biography

Dr. Hansen, professor emerita in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, dedicated her career to research with young children on reading and writing across the curriculum. She is also the former director of the Central Virginia Writing Project.

Formerly a professor at the University of New Hampshire, Hansen published When Writers Read, Second Edition (Heinemann, 2001) and When Learners Evaluate (Heinemann, 1998). She coedited, with Thomas Newkirk and Donald Graves, Breaking Ground: Teachers Relate Reading and Writing in the Elementary School (Heinemann, 1985). In 1996, Hansen collaborated with Kathy Staley to produce the video series Portfolios: Students as Readers, Writers, and Evaluators, also available from Heinemann. She brings writing and reading together in the courses she teaches and the presentations she gives.

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