Anna E. Chee, Ph.D.

Charter College of Education
Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Email: aechee8@exchange.calstatela.edu

 

INTRODUCTION

Dr. Chee received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Language, Literacy, and Learning) at the University of Southern California where she specialized in second language acquisition and the process of literacy development for both native speakers of English and second language learners. She joined the Division of Curriculum and Instruction at CSULA in the fall of 1998.


TEACHING INTERESTS

Dr. Chee teaches four courses that focus on academic language and disciplinary literacy development.  Her instructional foci include analysis of theories of academic language acquisition and literacy development, research-supported instructional strategies and assessment tools, and critical analysis of multiple contexts and politics of learning and teaching academic language and literacy develoment for diverse students and teachers. She also guides teachers with conducting action research.

RESEARCH

Dr. Chee's primary research interest includes academic language and disciplinary literacy development among English learners. Her dissertation was awarded the Best Dissertation of the Year in 2002 by the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. Much of her research concentrates on reconceptualizing the learner, the academic language acquisition process, and the language learning/acquisition contexts. She was awarded a Title VII Fellowship of the Bilingual Education Fellowship Program by the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs (OBEMLA) at the University of Southern California for her doctoral study in the Langugae, Literacy, and Learning Program in 1993. She was a member of the MacArthur Foundation Research Team, which investigated the trajectories and contexts of immigrant children's lives in two diverse, urban communities in California, Oakland and Los Angeles, from 1996 to 2002.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS 

Title Date

Chee, A.E.L. English (L2) Reading Development for Korean-speaking English Learners. March-April,pp.13-14. NABE Perspectives.

2012

Chee, A.E.L. Teaching Reading/Language Arts: Strategies for instruction and assessment aligned to RICA standards. 2nd ed.  Boston, MA: Pearson Learning Solutions.

2011

Chee, A.E.L. Teaching academic English to English language learners in a content-based curriculum. KATE Forum, 34, 3, 12-17.

2009

Persiani-Becker, K., Beltran, D., Joseph, R., & Chee, A.L. A Handbook for Student 

Teachers. http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/csoe/studserv/handbook.pdf

2008

Chee, A.E.L.  A Guide for RICA Preparation: Essential Instructional Strategies for Reading and Language Arts—Aligned with the California RICA Content Specifications and ELA Content Standards. Pearson Custom Publishing: Boston, MA.

2007

California Department of Education. (2007). Preschool English Learners: Principles and Practices to Promote Language, Literacy, and Learning—A Resource Guide. California Department of Education Press: Sacramento, CA. (A contributor of "Concept Papers" for the chapters of the book.) 

2007

Chee, A.E.L. (2004). Transnational educational strategies of “Parachute” Children in Southern California. Early Childhood, International, 10, 121-130.

2004

Barbour, A., Chinn, F.K., Chee, A.L., & Land, R. Palpable possibilities: Experiences of new faculty in the CCOE. Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research 2004 E-Yearbook, 57-64.

2004

Chee, A.L. Identity Politics and Accessing Discourses: SLA Narratives of Korean Immigrants. UMI Dissertation Services: Ann Arbor, MI.

2003

Thorne, B., Orellana, M.F., Lam, W.S.E., & Chee, A.L.  Raising children, and growing up, across national borders: Comparative perspectives on age, gender, and migration. In P. Hondagneu-Sotelo (Ed.), Gender and U.S. Immigration: Contemporary trends (pp. 241-262). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

2003

Orellana, M.F., Thorne, B., Chee, A.L., & Lam, W.S.E. Transnational childhoods: The participation of children in processes of family migration. Social Problems, 48, 572-591.

2001

 

 

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

 

Chee, A.E.L. & Anosa, R. (2015). “English Language Learners: A Critical Case Study.” A poster paper presented with a CSULA student. American Education Research Association Conference. April 17, 2015. Chicago, IL.

2015

Chee, A.E.L. (2015). “Why have the U.S. Educational Legislation and Policy Regarding ELs failed?” A paper presented at theCritical Questions in Education Conference (CQIE). February 17, 2015. San Diego, CA.

2015

Chee, A.E.L. (2013). “Relations between L1 and L2 Reading: Cross Language Transfer in EFL Contexts.” A paper presented at the California Association of Bilingual Education (CABE). February 2013. Long Beach, California.

2013

Chee, A.E.L. (2012).“Do ELs Have Sufficient Access to the TL?: Revisiting Grammar Instructional Approaches for ELs in the Classroom.” A paper presented at the 2012 Hawaii International Conference on Education. January 8, 2012. Oahu, HI.

2012

Chee, A.E.L. (2012).“Gateway to Integrated Literacies: Teacher Training on ELA.” A paper presented at the 2012 Hawaii International Conference on Education. January 5, 2012. Oahu, HI.

2012

Chee, A.E.L. (2009).“Teaching Academic English to English Language Learners.” A paper presented at the Korea Association of Teachers of English (KATE). July 2009. Seoul, Korea.

2009

Chee, A.E.L. (2006).“Korean ‘Parachute Children’ in Southern California: Politics of Multiple Discourses and Educational Options in a Transnational Terrain.” A paper presented at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. (AERA) April 2006. San Francisco, CA.

2006

Chee, A.E.L. (2006).“Effects of ‘Book Club Plus’ Intervention Program on Reading Achievements of Seventh Grade English Language Learners.” A paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education. January 2006. Oahu, HI. 

2006

Chee, A.E.L. (2006).“Korean ‘Parachute Children’ in Southern California: Politics of Multiple Discourses and Educational Options in a Transnational Terrain.” A paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education. January 2006. Oahu, HI.

2006

Chee, A.E.L. (2004).“Multiple Discourses, Politics of Identity, and TL Discourse Group Membership in the SLA Context” A round table paper presentation at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. (AERA) April 2004. San Diego, CA.

2004
   

 


OTHER PRESENTATIONS AND IN-SERVICE WORKSHOPS 

  • “Supporting ELLs’ Access to Academic Language in Complex Texts.” August 9, 2014. A workshop presented for faculty members, teachers, and teacher candidates. California Association for Asian and Pacific American Education (CAAPAE) Summer Institute in collaboration with Educating Hispanic Student Project and Preparing Asian Bilingual Teachers Project Summer Institute, CSUN, Los Angeles, CA.
  • “Reading and Writing Strategies for Expository Texts for English Learners.” August 10, 2013. A workshop presented for faculty members, teachers, and teacher candidates. Educating Hispanic Student Project and Preparing Asian Bilingual Teachers Project Summer Institute, CSUN, Los Angeles, CA.
  • “L2 Reading Development for Korean-speaking ELLs: A Case Study of Cross Language Transfer.” August 11, 2012. A workshop presented for faculty members, teachers, and teacher candidates. Educating Hispanic Student Project and Preparing Asian Bilingual Teachers Project Summer Institute, CSUN, Los Angeles, CA.
  • “California Common Core State Standards for ELA and Text Complexity.” February 2, 2012. A presentation of the CCSS ELA and Text Complexity to the SAW at CCOE, at the CSULA.
  • “Korean National/Cultural Values on Education, Bilingualism, and Bilingual Education.” July 29, 2010. An invited 1 ½-hour lecture to CSULA and other college students in the Korean Language and Literature Program at the Modern Languages Department at CSULA. (received honorarium)
  • “Teaching Grammar in Meaningful Context.” December 4, 2009. An invited In-Service Workshop of 3 1/3-hour-long presentation for the ESL faculty at the Fairmont International Academy. Anaheim, CA. (received honorarium).
  • “Teaching Reading with an Understanding of the English Language: Instructional Strategies for Teachers/Parents of English Learners.” July 7, 2009. An invited presentation for the Korean Parent Group, mostly Christians, who homeschool their children for various reasons in Korea. A 3-hour Workshop Seminar in Seoul Korea.
  • “Strategies for developing students’ reading and writing competencies who are English learners.” May 13, 2006. An Invited 3-hour-long Workshop for Korean Parents in the Glendale community. (unpaid service to community).
  • “Adjunct Faculty/Course Coordinator Meeting.” September 18, 2004. A 3-hour workshop for course coordinators and part time instructors about the CCTC Content Standards for teacher preparation, TPE Performance Standards, and other Elements.

TRAINING            

2014 September 8 – 11   Flipped, Hybrid, Online Institute, by CETL, CSULA.

2013 – 2014                     Expository Reading and Writing Course June 17, 2013; November 4, 2013;


CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • California Reading Association (CRA)
  • International Reading Association (IRA)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

PROFESSIONAL ASSIGNMENT AND ACTIVITIES

2016-Present Partnership for Academic Language Development for English learners at Alhambra High School at AUSD.
2015-Present

Partnership for Academic Language Development with ELD Teacher at Downtown Magnet High School at LAUSD.

2015-Present

 Course Coordinator for EDSE 430, EDEL 405, 415, and 416. 

2014 - present Elected Vice President of California Association for Asian and Pacific American Education  (CAAPAE).
2011-Present

Asian Bilingual Teacher Education Program (ABTEP) Consortium Member

2008-2009

The Korea Times Resident column contributor for the education section

2004

Expert Panel member for the Early Literacy Round Table, sponsored by the California Department of Education Even Start Office and the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Division for School Improvement

2003-2006

Expert Panel member for the English Language Learning for Preschooler Project, WestEd, funded by the California Department of Education,Child Development Division.

2002-2003

Literacy Coach, Toll Middle School. Glendale, CA.


REVIEW WORK

2014-Present

Reviewer for NABE Journal of Research and Practice (NJRP), an Online Archival Peer Reviewed Journal.

2014

 Reviewed 10 papers for Division G. Section 1. For AERA 2015 meeting.

2013

Reviewed 10 papers for Division K: Teaching and Teacher Education Division/Section 3: Focus on the Lives of Teachers. For AERA 2014 Annual Meeting.

2008

As an Invited Reviewer, reviewed a paper for the special issue of Equity & Excellence in Education, entitled, Bilingualism & Biliteracy: Issues of Equity, Access, & Social Justice for English Language Learners.

2005

Reviewed papers for SIG Second Language Research, and Language and Division G Social Processes for AERA 2006 Annual Meeting.

2004

Reviewed a proposal for a book entitled, Celebrations: A Case Study for the Teaching of Reading and Writing, being considered by Houghton Mifflin.

2004 Reviewed a chapter for the text, Teaching Childern to read and write:Becoming an Effective Literacy Teacher by Robert B.Ruddell, Published by Pearson

 


RECENT GRANT

  • PI for Gateway to Integrated Literacies (GIL). California Post-Secondary Education Commission (CPEC) Grant to implement the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts. (2011 – 2012). $250,000.
  • Co-PI for an SNUE-CSULA Joint Internship Program for Global-minded Teachers Grant (Summer 2011). $70,000.

AWARDS AND HONORS

2002: Best Dissertation of the Year Award from Curriculum and Instruction Department, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California. May 2002. Los Angeles, CA.

1993-1996: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs, United States Department of Education: Bilingual Education Graduate Fellowship Awarded a $44,000 fellowship to examine and language learning, discourse analysis, and developing ESL curriculum.


UNIVERSITY SERVICES

2016 - 2017     Student Policy Committee

2014-2015       Outstanding Professor Award Committee


COLLEGE SERVICES

2015   

  • Assessment Task Force Comm.
  • ABTEP Advisor

2014   

  • ABTEP Advisor

2013  

  • ICAC Comm. Fall Quarter only: Served one quarter as an alternate. Reviewed and evaluated Innovative Collaborative Project Proposals submitted by the CCOE  faculty members.
  • ABTEP Advisor

Division, College, and University Services

 

2012-present             BTEP Comm. & ABTEP Comm.

2014                Adjunct Faculty Retention and Appointments (AFRA) Committee, Chair

2013-2015                 Adjunct Faculty Retention and Appointments (AFRA) Committee, member

 

 


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D. University of Southern California 2002              Curriculum and Instruction/Language, Literacy, and Learning
M.S. University of Southern California 1995                Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 
B.A. California State University, Los Angeles 1986     Liberal Studies