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Colette Daiute
Position: Professor
Campus Affiliation: CUNY Graduate Center
Phone: (212) 817-8711
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Teachers College of Columbia University
Research Interests: Urban Education, Social/Personality Psychology and Developmental Psychology.

Dr. Daiute came to The Graduate Center in 1994 from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.


Her research focuses on social development among young people living in urban contexts as a function of their participation in sociocultural groups, their use of diverse discourses, and their personal goals. Dr. Daiute also does research on writing development, learning processes, and technology in education.


Dr. Daiute currently has several funded research projects, which approach the study of social problems by examining young people’s perspectives through their writing and other symbolic media. Her work also develops classroom and media based programs that promote social agency among youth, through writing and social relations.


Dr. Daiute teaches courses on social development, literacy, discourse analysis, and qualitative research.


She is the author of The Development of Literacy through Social Interaction (1993), Writing and Computers (1985), and many published papers on writing and social processes.