Friday photos—#20: Paige Pullen and Dan Hallahan
How much can we learn by listening to pioneers?
This week’s photo features Paige C. Pullen and Daniel P. Hallahan, two eminent contributors to the special education literature and to professional leadership leadership. They form a power duo!
The photo is a little away from my usual efforts to show more casual images, but it isn’t a posed, head shot. In this image, I hope you see that they are real people, and I hope this image captured that.
Paige Cullen Pullen
Paige was my colleague at UVA from the beginning of the current millennium. After successful stints as a day-to-day teacher, she began to study reading and teacher education at the University of Florida. (There’s a connection here, because one of the people with whom she worked at Florida was Cecil Mercer; Cecil was a student at UVA early in the time that Dan was a professor at UVA and Paige later co-authored a fine text book with Cecil.)
At Florida, Paige also collaborated with Holly Lane, and they created excellent guides for reading instruction. At UVA, she did the same.
Here’s my simple testimonial: While at UVA, Paige taught courses about reading instruction that were the best I’ve seen. My perspective includes a course I took from Sig Engelmann.
Daniel P. Hallahan
Dan , as most readers will know, is an eminent scholar in learning disabilities. He and I collaborated for many years with regard to self-monitoring. Dan is also an historic author of textbooks (Paige now is a co-author), especially Exceptional Learners that many special educators have read in their first class about special education.
Dan was also an early advocate in advancing self-monitoring. In the late 1970s (and subsequently) he promoted the idea that self-monitoring gave children agency over their behavior, that rather than having behavior-change processes pushed onto them, kids could control their own destinies. I was happy to be the methodologist on many of those studies.
So, I’m vert glad that I can feature Dan and Paige in this Friday Photos. Special educators who have opportunities to interact with Paige and Dan will find lots of enriching observations from good peeps.
For more, check these publications on which Dan and Paige have collaborated:
Hallahan, D. P., Kauffman, J. M., & Pullen, P. C. (in press). Exceptional learners: An introduction to special education (15th ed.). Pearson.
Kauffman, J. M., Hallahan, D. P., & Pullen, P. C. (in press). Creeping normality: Special education’s problem of a new normal. Journal of Disability Policy Studies.
Kauffman, J. M., Hallahan, D. P., & Pullen, P. C. (in press). Handbook of special education (3rd ed.). Routledge.