Academic research

Dr. Michael Marlowe of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, USA has undertaken extensive academic research on the effective use of Torey’s books in training new teachers and how the books can affect long-term attitudes towards individuals with special needs.

During the 1970s Torey undertook academic research into elective mutism, which was at that time a poorly-reported phenomenon. Most of her work was done in conjunction with work at the Department of Maternal and Child Health and the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She presented her research to the national conference of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 1978.
The second paper is an unpublished academic paper relating to Torey’s doctoral thesis.


Below is a complete bibliography of both Dr. Marlowe’s and Torey’s work with links to the papers themselves in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat (PDF) formats.

1) Marlowe, M., & Disney, G. (in press). Torey Hayden’s Teacher Lore: A Pedagogy of Caring.
Journal of Education for Teaching edited by Peter Gilroy. University of Manchester.

2) Marlowe, M., Disney, G., & Wilson, K. (2004). Classroom management of children with emotional and behavioral disorders: A storied model: Torey Hayden’s One Child. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 9, 99-114.

3) Marlowe, M., Disney, G., & Maycock, G.A. (2003). Teachers’ perceptions of the long-term influence of Torey Hayden’s teacher lore on their attitudes and practices toward children with disabilities. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Gulfport, Mississippi, November 17-19.

4) Marlowe, M., & Maycock, G.A. (2001). Using literary texts in teacher education to promote positive attitudes toward children with disabilities. Teacher Education and Special Education, 24, 75-83.

5) Marlowe, M., & Maycock, G.A. (2000). Phenomenology of bibliotherapy in modifying teacher punitiveness. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 161, 325-336.

6) Marlowe, M. (1999). Reaching reluctant students: Insights from Torey Hayden. Reclaiming Children and Youth: Journal of Emotional and Behavioural Problems, 7, 242-245, 254.

7) Marlowe, M., Maycock, G., Palmer, L., & Morrison, W. (1997). Utilizing literary texts in teacher education to promote positive attitudes toward children with emotional and behavioral disorders. Behavioral Disorders, 22, 152-159.

8) Hayden, T. (1980) Classifications of Elective Mutism.
The Journal of The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, vol 19, 118-133
Word – PDF

[Research in this academic paper identifies children who appear in Torey’s books. This conflicts with the legal consents these children and their families have given for the books to be written. Therefore, we can not longer provide an active link to this research on this site. ]

9) Hayden, T. (1980) Interventions in Elective Mutism, unpublished