More than a decade ago, Rona F. Flippo set out to find common ground among experts in the much-fragmented field of reading research. Over a 10-year period, she conducted her groundbreaking "Expert Study," investigating what 11 eminent literacy scholars with diverse philosophies could agree to regarding contexts and practices for teaching reading. Reading Researchers in Search of Common Ground follows up and expands on the Expert Study, reinforcing and supplementing the evidence of common ground in the reading profession. This influential work includes:
• a reprint of the article "Points of Agreement: A Display of Professional Unity in Our Field," which provides background on the Expert Study;
• the voices of experts who took part in the study, along with additional distinguished literacy scholars who have specialized experiences and vantage points from which to view the Expert Study; and
• recommendations for use of the Expert Study findings.
This volume is an invaluable resource for the entire literacy communityresearchers, teacher educators, administrators, practitioners, and policymakers.
Published by International Reading Association
|Publisher:||International Reading Association|
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Table of Contents
Contents: Foreword. Preface. Part I: The Study, Findings, and Experts' Points of View. R.F. Flippo, About the Expert Study: Report and Findings. L.G. Fielding, Point of View: Richard C. Anderson. B. Cambourne, On Being an "Expert" With a Point of View: Ten Years On. E. Fry, My Point of View. Y.M. Goodman, Always a Teacher: From Teacher to Teacher Educator to Researcher. J. Hansen, Evaluation, Writing, and Reading. D. DeFord, Point of View: Jerome C. Harste. R.T. Rude, Point of View: Wayne R. Otto. S.G. Paris, Developing Readers. P.D. Pearson, Life in the Radical Middle: A Personal Apology for a Balanced View of Reading. R.D. Robinson, Point of View: George Spache. R.J. Spiro, Principled Pluralism for Adaptive Flexibility in Teaching and Learning to Read. Part II: Making Sense of Literacy. K.H. Au, What We Know About Multicultural Education and Students of Diverse Backgrounds. V. Purcell-Gates, What We Know About Readers Who Struggle. L.B. Gambrell, What We Know About Motivation to Read. Part III: Toward a Common Ground. J.R. Campbell, A Focus on NAEP Data: What It Means, What It Does Not Mean, and the Findings From the Expert Study. T.V. Rasinski, A Focus on Communication With Parents and Families. R.T. Vacca, A Focus on the Media, Policy-Driven Literacy Practices, and the Work of Reading Professionals. R.F. Flippo, The "Real" Common Ground: Pulling the Threads Together.