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Williamson, Peter

Peter Williamson
Faculty Director, STEP Secondary
Academic Title 
Associate Professor (Teaching)
Other Titles 

Faculty Director, STEP Secondary

Contact Information
(650) 736-6864
CERAS 303
Program Affiliations 
CTE
CTE: Literacy, Language, and English Education
CTE: Teacher Education
CTE: MA
(MA) STEP

Research interests include the teaching and learning of professional practice, urban education, the teaching of English and literacy, and equity in schooling.

2006-2008: Director, Stanford's Teachers for a New Era initiative

2015-present: Director, Stanford Teacher Education Program for Secondary teachers

Curriculum & Instruction in English

Academic Literacy

Research Methods

Teaching & Learning

STEP Seminar for Secondary Teachers

Journal articles

Williamson, P., Apedoe, X., & Thomas, C. (2016). Context as content in urban teacher preparation: Learning to teach in and for San Francisco. Urban Education, 51(10), p. 1170-1197.

Williamson, P. & Hodder, L. (2015). Unpacking practice with clinical instructional rounds in the San Francisco Teacher Residency program. International Journal of Educational Research, 73, p. 53-64.

Williamson, P. (2013). Enacting high-leverage practices in English methods: The case of discussion. English Education, 46(1).

Williamson, P., Mercurio, M., & Walker, C. (2013). Songs of the caged birds: Literacy and learning with incarcerated youth. English Journal, 102(4).

Miller, s.j., Williamson, P., George, M.A., , King, J., Charest, B., Bieler, D., & Bolf-Beliveau, L (2011). Applying the CEE position statement Beliefs about social justice in English Education to classroom praxis. English Education, 44(1).

Grossman, P., Compton, C., Igra, D., Shahan, E., Ronfeldt, M., & Williamson, P. (2009). Teaching practice: A cross-professional perspective. Teachers College Record, 111(9).

Book chapters

Williamson, P. & George, Marshall, A. (2017). Toward clinically rich English and literacy teacher preparation: A tale of two programs. In Hallman, H. (Ed). Innovations in English language arts teacher education. Advances in Research on Teaching Series, Volume 27, 185-202. Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, UK. 

Virmani, R. & Williamson, P. (2016). Lessons for teacher educators about learning to teach with technology. In Kosnik, C., White, S., Beck, C., Marshall, B., Goodwin, L. & Murray, J. (Eds.). Building Bridges: Rethinking literacy teacher education in a digital era. Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Williamson, P. (March, 2013). Engaging literacy practice through enactment and inquiry in teacher education. In Kosnik, C., Simon, R., Williamson, P., Roswell, J. & Beck, C. (Eds.), Literacy teacher educators: Preparing teachers for a changing world. Edited book. Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

Williamson, P. (2010). English teaching in the United States. In J. L. Westbrook (Ed), The complete guide to becoming an English teacher. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Darling-Hammond, L., Dieckmann, J., Haertel, E., Lotan, R., Newton, X., Philipose, S., Spang, E., Thomas, E., & Williamson, P. (2010). Studying teacher effectiveness: The challenges of developing valid measures. In G. Walford & E. Tucker (Eds.), The Handbook of measurement: How social scientists generate, modify, and validate indicators and scales.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Edited book

Kosnik, C., Simon, R., Williamson, P., Roswell, J. & Beck, C. (March, 2013). Literacy teacher educators: Preparing teachers for a changing world. Edited book. Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Sense Publishers.