About Peggy Sue Rice
Peggy Sue Rice has more than 30 years experience as an educator and has had her work published in national and international journals. She has also contributed to the publication of books related to social justice issues. In addition, she has presented at national and international conferences. Her research includes mixed methods or qualitative studies examining diversity issues via culturally diverse children’s literature and far transfer of knowledge in preservice teachers and elementary children, especially in regards to developing diversity responsive educators and children who are responsible citizens. She also focuses on community engagement with family literacy, critical literacy with culturally diverse children’s literature and transdisciplinary curriculum.
Director of Partners in Literacy Immersive Experience
Director of Partners in Literacy Council
Louisiana State University, 1998
University of Texas-El Paso, 1990
Western Illinois University, 1980
Research and Publications
Rice, P. (2017). Partners in Literacy: Culturally diverse children’s literature recommendations for teaching democratic principles and civic virtues. Indiana State Reading Association Journal, 46, (2) 39-44.
Rice, P. Lewis, P., Buss, G. Sloan, K & Karnes T. (2017). Partners in Literacy (PiL): Creating bridges for family literacy through PDS partnerships, PDS Partners, 12, (3), 13-16.
Rice, P. (2017).“Culturally diverse children’s literature and the arts as proactive tools for creating spaces for critical conversations about bullying,” in A. Osanloo, C. Reed, and J. Schwartz, Creating and Negotiating Collaborative Spaces for Socially-Just Anti-Bullying Interventions for K-12 Schools (Chapter 8: pp. 149-168). New York: Information Age Publishing.
Areas of Expertise
Diversity Issues in Elementary Education Children’s literature
Interdisciplinary Curriculum development
Other Professional Activities <h3>
Editorial Board for Dragon Lode, an ILA Children’s Literature Assembly Publication
Co-Chair, CEE Commission on Arts and Literacies (COAL)
Reviewer for Literacy Research and Instruction
Editorial Board for Indiana State Reading Association Journal
Reviewer for Journal of Children’s Literature, an NCTE publication
Reviewer for AERA Classroom Assessment SIG Distinguished Paper Award
Proposal Reviewer for the Annual Meeting of the National Literacy Conference
Proposal Reviewer for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association
President, Sarah’s Niche, Delaware County, Indiana
BY5 Little Free Library Task Force, Delaware County, Indiana.