Zoi A. Traga Philippakos, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee

Zoi A. Traga Philippakos, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the department of theory and practice in teacher education (TPTE) at the College of Education at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her research interests include reading and writing instruction for students in K to 12 and postsecondary education, genre-based strategy instruction, self-regulation, motivation and approaches to professional development for classroom teachers.

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Posted Apr. 8, 2020

If We Want Citizens Who Are Critical Thinkers, We Need to Support Them in Becoming Readers and Writers

In March, the National Education Policy Center published a policy statement claiming that policymakers “should realize there is no settled…

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