Yetta M. Goodman (Inducted 1994)

University of Arizona (Regents Professor Emerita), Tucson, AZ, USA
formerly University of Michigan, Dearborn


ygoodman [at]

Mailing Address: 

7914 S. Galileo Lane


520 745 6895

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Biographical Statement

Yetta M. Goodman is Regents Professor Emerita of the University of Arizona. She consults with education departments and speaks at conferences throughout the United States and in many nations of the world regarding issues of language, teaching and learning with implications for language arts curricula. In addition to her research in early literacy, miscue analysis and in exploring reading and writing processes, she has popularized the term kidwatching encouraging teachers to be professional observers of the language and learning development of their students. She is a major spokesperson for whole language and in her extensive writing shows concern for educational issues and research with a focus on classrooms, students and teachers.