ERIC Number: ED353567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Themes and Directions of the National Reading Research Center. Perspectives in Reading Research, No. 1.
Alvermann, Donna E.; Guthrie, John T.
This paper describes the National Reading Research Center (NRRC), a federally funded center that intends to carry out research to discover what promotes readers' engagement in literacy activities, foster their critical thinking and strategic learning, and prepare them to meet the challenges of a technological age. The paper describes the mission of the NRRC, perceived needs in reading research, the people in the NRRC, research programs in the NRRC (embracing instruction, learning, assessment, and professional development), planned collaborations and activities, and forthcoming products and publications. The paper concludes that the NRRC research agenda incorporates the goals and problems identified in the America 2000 plan. Twenty-four references, a list of the members of the NRRC national advisory board, and a list of the 41 research projects at NRRC are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Reading Research Center, Athens, GA.; National Reading Research Center, College Park, MD.
Identifiers: America 2000; National Reading Research Center; Reading Motivation