Program Director/Lecturer on Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Pamela A. Mason is director of the Language and Literacy Master's program and the Jeanne Chall Reading Lab and a Senior Lecturer on Education and the faculty member on the Juvenile Justice Education Research Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Her professional and research interests encompass the effects of text structure on comprehension, the interaction of text complexity and background knowledge, the interaction of literacy learning, culture, and multilingualism, and school-wide literacy program implementation and evaluation, using qualitative and quantitative measures. She has extensive experience as a reading/language arts curriculum coordinator for several local school districts and as an elementary school principal.
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