Teaching College-Level Disciplinary Literacy

Strategies and Practices in STEM and Professional Studies

  • Juanita C.┬áBut

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Teaching College-Level Disciplinary Literacy

  3. Strategies and Practices in STEM and Professional Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Robert Ostrom, Michael Gotesman, Juanita C. But
      Pages 147-166
    3. Ohbong Kwon, Chen Xu, Kenneth Markowitz, A. E. Dreyfuss
      Pages 167-196
    4. Estela Rojas, Nadia Benakli
      Pages 197-226
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 227-232

About this book


This volume foregrounds the disciplinary literacy approach to college teaching and learning with in-depth discussions of theory and research, as well as extensive classroom illustrations. Built upon the current work of READ (Reading Effectively Across the Disciplines), a disciplinary literacy program at New York City College of Technology, it presents a broad collection of methodologies, strategies, and best practices with discipline-specific considerations. It offers an overview of the program in relation to evidence-based research and practices in college disciplinary learning, describing how the unique model of the program addresses the literacy needs of students in STEM and professional studies. Chapter authors, including administrators, literacy specialists, and content experts discuss the program design, professional development, and assessments in READ. They also outline discipline-specific practices to foster disciplinary literacy pedagogy and college success in five content areas, including Accounting, Architecture, Biology, Electromechanical Engineering, and Mathematics.


READ program STEM disciplines College reading skills Teaching strategies pre-service teachers formative assessment Professional Studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Juanita C.┬áBut
    • 1
  1. 1.New York City College of TechnologyCity University of New YorkBrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-39803-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-39804-0
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