A Conversation with Dixie Massey & Margaret Vaughn

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Drs. Dixie Massey and Margaret Vaughn talk to us about agency, interests, and books. Dr. Dixie Massey is known for her work in the areas of literacy development, preservice teacher education, and children’s literature. Dr. Massey is a lecturer at Seattle Pacific University. Dr. Margaret Vaughn is known for her work in student agency, teacher decision-making, and reading materials for children. Dr. Vaughn is an Associate Professor of Literacy at Washington State University. Dixie and Margaret have co-authored many works together, including their recent book titled Teaching with Children’s Literature: Theory to Practice from Guilford Press.


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