Dr. Bette P. Goldstone
Professor of Education
Bette P. Goldstone, Ph.D., is Professor of Education. She coordinates the Master’s degree program in Language Arts, coordinates the Honors Program, and is an advisor in the Graduate Art Education program. She received her baccalaureate degree in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania, her M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Boston University, and her doctorate from Temple University in Elementary English, Curriculum and Instruction. She has teaching certificates in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education.
At Arcadia University, she teaches literacy, children’s literature and creative expression on the graduate and undergraduate level. Dr. Goldstone is a member of IRA and NCTE, is a reviewer for Dragon Lode, IRA’s book proposals and manuscripts, and the IRA journal on international education. She has published one book, Lessons to be Learned, a Beaver College Press handbook on Philadelphia area children’s book authors and illustrators, 14 articles in Reading Teacher, Language Arts, The Leaflet, Dragonlode, Journal of Children’s Literature and other professional journals. She frequently presents at National and Regional Conferences including The World Congress of Reading, The International Reading Conference, The Whole Language Conference, and the National Council of English annual meeting.
Her most recent areas of research are: understanding the postmodern structure of modern picture books, history of children’s literature, using technology to expand learning in teacher training programs, and how the concept of space is changing in picture books. Dr. Goldstone has been awarded the Lindback Award for outstanding teaching.