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Education Studies

Laurie Rabinowitz

Laurie Rabinowitz

assistant Professor for Education Studies

Office: Palamountain Hall
Telephone: (518) 580-5140
Email: lrabinowitz@skidmore.edu 

Laurie Rabinowitz, EdD, MSEd, MA, is an Assistant Professor of Education Studies at Skidmore College. Prior to working at Skidmore, she was a faculty member in Literacy and Reading at Bank Street College of Education. She has also taught courses at Teachers College, Columbia University, Barnard College, New York University, Hunter College, and LIU Brooklyn and has supervised student teachers at Teachers College, Columbia University. Previously, she was a special education teacher at a public school in New York City. She has also worked as a Director of Instruction at a New York City charter school.

She holds a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research looks at inclusive practices and the intersections of literacy and inclusive pedagogy. Rabinowitz holds an MA in Education Leadership from New York University and an MS in Special Education from Hunter College. She earned her undergraduate degree in Art History from Barnard College.

Her work has been published in forums such as The Reading Teacher and Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education. She is currently co-authoring her first book, Universal Design for Learning and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy in the Balanced Literacy Classroom, set to be published by Routledge in 2023.

EDUCATION

  • EdD, Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College Columbia University
  • MA, School Building Leadership, New York University
  • MS, Special Education, Hunter College
  • BA, Art History, Barnard College

RESEARCH & TEACHING INTERESTS 

  • Disability Studies in Education
  • Inclusive Education
  • Critical Special Education
  • Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies
  • Critical Perspectives on Reading Disabilities
  • Critical Literacy

COURSES 

  • ED 213, The Exceptional Child in Elementary School
  • ED 200, Child Development and Learning

PUBLICATIONS

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW

  • Rabinowitz, L. & Tondreau, A. (2022). The Intersection of Dysconscious Ableism and Niceness in Teachers’ Critical Readings of Characters with Disabilities in Picture Books. The Dragon Lode. Manuscript under review.
  • Rabinowitz, L. & Tondreau, A. (2022). Deconstructing Representations of Reading Disability: Critical literacy Book Clubs for Literacy Specialists. Teacher Education and Special Education. Manuscript under review.

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

  • Tondreau, A., Rabinowitz, L. & Barnes, Z. (April, 2022). Cross-Pollination Through Collaboration: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy/Universal Design for Learning Lesson Planning Across Methods Courses. American Education Research Association, San Diego, California.
  • Rabinowitz, L. & Tondreau, A. (December, 2021). Deconstructing Representations of Reading Disability: Critical literacy Book Clubs for Literacy Specialists. Literacy Research Association, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Rabinowitz, L. & Augustus, K. (December, 2021). Using Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy to Modify Pre-existing Literacy Instructional Programs. Literacy Research Association, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Rabinowitz, L. & Tondreau, A. (October, 2021). Remixing Visual Art Using Critical Visual Literacy. Anti-Racist Language Teaching: Bank Street Graduate School of Education Language Series. (held online).
  • Rabinowitz, L. & Tondreau, A. (April, 2021). Using Disability Studies to Critically Close Reading Children’s Literature. American Educational Research Association, Virtual.
  • Tondreau, A. & Rabinowitz, L. (December, 2020). Balancing Literacies: A Universal Design for Learning Approach to Culturally Sustaining Elementary Reading Instruction. Literacy Research Association, Houston, TX (held online).
  • Rabinowitz, L. & Tondreau, A. (November, 2020). A New Song of Inclusion: Culturally Sustaining Literacy Practices and UDL. National Council for the Teachers of English, Denver, CO (held online).
  • Rabinowitz, L. & Tondreau, A. (October, 2020). Postmodern Picture Books as an Invitation to Critical Writing Pedagogy. Anti-Racist Language Teaching: Bank Street Graduate School of Education Language Series. (held online).