ERIC Number: ED451498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Every Child Reading: A Professional Development Guide.
Learning First Alliance, Washington, DC.
Central in the discussion of school improvement is the belief, supported by research, that almost all students can learn to read and that much reading failure is preventable. For almost all students to become literate, even those who are challenging to teach, educators must apply their best understanding of effective professional development, such as the principles and practices recommended by the National Staff Development Council and the National Partnership for Excellence and Accountability in Teaching. This guide provides professional development guidelines on reading for teachers of the early elementary years. The guide contains recommendations agreed to by the members of the Learning First Alliance that incorporate their experience, the research evidence on professional development, and the consensus on instructional practices most likely to improve reading achievement in the earlier school years. Following a Foreword, a Preface, and a Purpose, sections in the guide are: The Context for Professional Development; The Process of Professional Development; The Content of Professional Development: Components of Effective, Research-Supported Reading Instruction for the Primary Grades (with 8 tables); and Conclusion. Also contains a 23-item glossary. Appendixes contain a 9-item list of professional development research sources, and a list of specific accomplishments in reading during the early school years (arranged by grade level--K through 3). (NKA)
Descriptors: Guidelines, Instructional Effectiveness, Literacy, Primary Education, Professional Development, Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Reading Teachers, Teacher Role
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, PO Box 79760, Baltimore, MD 21279-0760 ($3.00 plus shipping and handling). Tel: 800-933-2723 Ext. 2 (Toll Free); Tel: 703-578-9600; Web site: http://www.ascd.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.
Authoring Institution: Learning First Alliance, Washington, DC.
Note: A companion to "Every Child Reading: An Action Plan" (ED 429 082). Members of the Learning First Alliance are: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, American Association of School Administrators, American Federation of Teachers, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Council of Chief State School Officers, Education Commission of the States, National Association of Elementary School Pricipals, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Association of State Boards of Education, National Education Association, National PTA, and National School Boards Association.