Courtney Cazden
Harvard University
Charles William Eliot Professor of Education Emerita

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Courtney Cazden is Charles William Eliot Professor of Education Emerita at Harvard University. She received her AB from Radcliffe College, her MEd from the University of Illinois, and her EdD from Harvard University. Cazden has received the American Educational Research Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education, a Fulbright research fellowship, and a fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Her publications include Child Language and Education, Functions of Language in the Classroom, Whole Language Plus: Essays on Literacy in the US and New Zealand, Classroom Discourse, and Communicative Competence, Classroom interaction, and Educational Equity: The Selected Works of Courtney B. Cazden. In retirement, she has been a visiting researcher in Singapore and Australia since 2003, and in 2010 was a visiting professor at the University of Waikato in New Zealand.

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