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Nadjwa Norton

Associate Professor


School of Education


Teaching Learning and Culture: Literacy


NA 6/204F

p: 212-650-6630


  • Profile

    Nadjwa is a Native New Yorker who has taught in and out of public schools, private schools, and alternative schools from preschool through high school. She has also worked in a variety of social service agencies and after school programs. She participates with a variety of organizations in developing curriculum and designing and implementing professional development opportunities.

  • Education

    Teachers College, Columbia University    Ed.D  Early Childhood Education Curriculum Development 


    Yale University    BA  Sociology

  • Research Interests


    culturally responsive pedagogies

    critical literacies

    hip-hop literacies

    qualitiative methodologies

    children/youth co-researcher methodologies


  • Publications


    Norton, N. (2008). Aligning hip-hop, curriculum, standards, and potential. Journal of Literacy and Technology, 9(1), 62-100.

    Norton, N. (2009). Negotiating Speech-Related Disabilities and Interpersonal School Structures With Agencies and Intersecting Identities. Disabilities Studies Quarterly.

    Norton, N. (2008). Singing in the spirit: Spiritual practices inside public school classrooms. Education and Urban Society, 40(3), 342-360.

    Norton, N. (2006). Talking spirituality with family members: Black and Latina/o Children Co-researcher Methodologies, Urban Review, 38(4), 313-334.

    Norton, N. (2005). Permitanme hablar: Allow me to speak. Language Arts, 83(2), 118-127.

     Norton, N., & Bentley C. (2006). Making the connection: Extending culturally responsive teaching through home(land) pedagogies. The Feminist Teacher, 17(1), 52-10.

    Knight, M., Norton, N, Bentley, C., & Dixon, I. (2004). The power of Black and Latina/o counterstories: Urban families and college-going processes. Anthropology & Education Quarterly, 35(1), 99-120.

  • Additional Information

    Associate Professor

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