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50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Pearson, P. David – Journal of Literacy Research, 2010
In this article, the author reports on what he found impressive in the evaluation results of the program Reading First (RF) in four states: Utah, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Florida. The author states that responding to these four exemplary state-level studies of Reading First evoked mixed feelings. He noticed three things: (1) the RF effect…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Change Strategies, Program Effectiveness
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Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Pearson, P. David – Educational Leadership, 2013
Schools in the United States are making curricular changes from kindergarten through college to meet the Common Core State Standards' demands for higher expectations in reading and writing. As they make these important changes, however, they need not overturn all that they learned about effective reading pedagogy during No Child Left Behind…
Descriptors: State Standards, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Critical Reading
Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Pearson, P. David – Online Submission, 2010
This study considers the degree to which two quantitative indices--Lexiles and Coh-Metrix--discriminate across levels of difficulty and types of beginning reading texts. The database consisted of 444 texts, representing seven text types that are part of reading/language arts instruction. These text types were distributed across seven levels of…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Early Reading, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Instruction
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Pearson, P. David; Hiebert, Elfrieda H. – Educational Researcher, 2010
The authors examine the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP; 2008) report from two complementary vantage points: (a) the historical tradition of research syntheses in reading research, beginning with Chall and extending through the NELP report, and (b) other recent attempts to examine or synthesize early reading development. While acknowledging…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Early Reading, Emergent Literacy, Research Reports
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Pearson, P. David – Educational Policy, 2004
This article's fundamental argument is that the reading instruction and reading research have been shaped by political forces desiring to privilege particular approaches to instruction or particular combinations of methodological and epistemological perspectives on research. The swings in both dominant pedagogies and dominant research paradigms…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Reading Research, Reading Instruction, Research Methodology
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Cervetti, Gina N.; Barber, Jacqueline; Dorph, Rena; Pearson, P. David; Goldschmidt, Pete G. – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2012
This study investigates the efficacy of an integrated science and literacy approach at the upper-elementary level. Teachers in 94 fourth grade classrooms in one Southern state participated. Half of the teachers taught the treatment unit, an integrated science-literacy unit on light and energy designed using a curriculum model that engages students…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Elementary School Science, Literacy, Science Instruction
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Kong, Ailing; Pearson, P. David – Research in the Teaching of English, 2005
The authors gave the following talk at the 2004 NCTE Annual Convention in Indianapolis upon receiving the Alan C. Purves Award, presented to the RTE article from the previous volume year judged most likely to have an impact on classroom practice ("The Road to Participation: The Construction of a Literacy Practice in a Learning Community of…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Teacher Role, Mentors, Researchers
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Garcia, Georgia Earnest; Pearson, P. David; Taylor, Barbara M.; Bauer, Eurydice B.; Stahl, Katherine A. D. – Theory Into Practice, 2011
Researchers have reported that two types of instructional approaches--strategy instruction and high-level talk about text--lead to reading comprehension improvement in elementary-age students. One hypothesis is that both approaches have similar student outcomes because they develop high-level thinking about text. This article examines the…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Reading Comprehension, Low Income, Teaching Methods
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Cervetti, Gina; Damico, James; Pearson, P. David – Theory Into Practice, 2006
The authors consider the role that multiple literacies and new literacies might play in shaping preservice education. They review existing literature on multiple and new literacies in preservice education and examine in-school and out-of-school enactments of new and multiple literacies to answer the question, What can we do in preservice teacher…
Descriptors: Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teaching Methods
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Afflerbach, Peter; Pearson, P. David; Paris, Scott G. – Reading Teacher, 2008
The terms "reading skill" and "reading strategy" are central to how we conceptualize and teach reading. Despite their importance and widespread use, the terms are not consistently used or understood. This article examines the current and historical uses of the terms, defines them, and describes their differences, similarities, and relationships.…
Descriptors: Vocabulary, Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Reading Instruction
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Pearson, P. David – Language Arts, 2003
Discusses the current political situation in the United States and the ways in which literacy education, particularly reading education, has been socially constructed and politically situated in the last several years. Suggests that the policies educators are currently implementing will lead to a generation of teachers who pay homage to externally…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Politics of Education
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Shanahan, Timothy; Callison, Kim; Carriere, Christine; Duke, Nell K.; Pearson, P. David; Schatschneider, Christopher; Torgesen, Joseph – What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
Strong reading comprehension skills are central not only to academic and professional success, but also to a productive social and civic life. These skills build the capacity to learn independently, to absorb information on a variety of topics, to enjoy reading, and to experience literature more deeply. Despite the growing demand for highly…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Beginning Reading, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Sailors, Misty; Hoffman, James V.; Pearson, P. David; Beretvas, S. Natasha; Matthee, Bertus – Bilingual Research Journal, 2010
In this article, we report on the results of a project devoted to improving literacy in South Africa's rural schools; specifically we report the results of an intervention study that centered on improving mother-tongue literacy instruction offered to learners in Grades 1 and 2 in South African schools. Our findings demonstrate that there are…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Intervention
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Pearson, P. David; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Kamil, Michael L. – Reading Research Quarterly, 2007
The authors assert that, in order to teach vocabulary more effectively and better understand its relation to comprehension, we need first to address how vocabulary knowledge and growth are assessed. They argue that "vocabularly assessment is grossly undernourished, both in its theoretical and practical aspects--that it has been driven by…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Lexicology, Instructional Effectiveness, Theory Practice Relationship
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Cervetti, Gina N.; Bravo, Marco A.; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Pearson, P. David; Jaynes, Carolyn A. – Reading Psychology, 2009
This study examined ease of reading, comprehension, and recall and preference for the same scientific content under two conditions: an informational text and a fictional narrative text. Seventy-four third and fourth graders were assessed individually around the reading of fictional narrative and informational texts that were about either snails or…
Descriptors: Nonfiction, Literary Genres, Context Effect, Scientific and Technical Information
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