Reading for Understanding: Toward an R&D Program in Reading Comprehension

Reading for Understanding: Toward an R&D Program in Reading Comprehension

by Catherine Snow
     
 

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In fall 1999, the Department of Education's Office of Educational Researchand Improvement (OERI) asked RAND to examine how OERI might improve thequality and relevance of the education research it funds. The RAND ReadingStudy Group (RRSG) was charged with developing a research framework toaddress the most pressing issues in literacy. RRSG focused on… See more details below

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In fall 1999, the Department of Education's Office of Educational Researchand Improvement (OERI) asked RAND to examine how OERI might improve thequality and relevance of the education research it funds. The RAND ReadingStudy Group (RRSG) was charged with developing a research framework toaddress the most pressing issues in literacy. RRSG focused on readingcomprehension wherein the highest priorities for research are: (1)Instruction How can we best promote the development of proficient reading and prevent reading comprehension difficulties? (2) Teacher preparation andprofessional development How can we prepare teachers to deliver effectivecomprehension instruction? (3) Assessment How can we develop an assessmentsystem for reading comprehension that includes the design of valid andreliable measures of self-regulated, strategic reading that are sensitive toinstructional interventions? RRSG concluded that the research infrastructuremust: (a) obtain long-term funding that is sustained across administrationsand political constituencies; (b) acquire intellectual leadership thatendures over a substantial time frame and is insulated from politicalforces; (c) synthesize knowledge across the various research initiatives insystematic ways; (d) enlist a cadre of well-trained investigators; and, (e)fund research that is rigorous and of high quality.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833032270
Publisher:
RAND Corporation
Publication date:
04/18/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
184
File size:
2 MB

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Develops a research agenda to address the most pressing issues in literacy and the teaching of reading.

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