ERIC Number: ED488779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reading Education Policy: A Collection of Articles from the International Reading Association
Shannon, Patrick, Ed.; Edmondson, Jacqueline, Ed.
International Reading Association (NJ3)
This collection of articles delivers the knowledge and insights one needs to understand policymaking at many levels, by reviewing viewpoints in categories: (1) Policy-driven research; (2) Policy communications research; and (3) Critical policy research. Educators can use this book to learn how to analyze policy issues, engage in policymaking with greater understanding, and question reading policy, policymaking, and research on policy. The book contains the following articles: (1) "Introduction" (Patrick Shannon); (2) "Reading Policies: Ideologies and Strategies for Political Engagement" (Jacqueline Edmondson); (3) "Policy Studies" (John T. Guthrie); (4) "The Current State of Quantitative Research" (Michael L. Kamil); (5) "When Less May Be More: A 2-Year Longitudinal Evaluation of a Volunteer Tutoring Program Requiring Minimal Training" (Scott Baker, Russell Gersten, Thomas Keating); (6) "The National Reading Panel Report" (James W. Cunningham); (7) "Books Aloud: A Campaign to Put Books in Children's Hands" (Susan B. Neuman, Donna C. Celano); (8) "Looking Inside Classrooms: Reflecting on the 'How' as Well as the 'What' in Effective Reading Instruction" (Barbara M. Taylor, Debra S. Peterson, P. David Pearson, Michael C. Rodriguez); (9) "Taking Seriously the Idea of Reform: One High School's Efforts to Make Reading More Responsive to All Students" (William G. Brozo, Charles H. Hargis); (10) "Behind Test Scores: What Struggling Readers Really Need" (Sheila W. Valencia, Marsha Riddle Buly); (11) "Literacy Research in the Next Millennium: From Paradigms to Pragmatism and Practicality" (Deborah R. Dillon, David G. O'Brien, Elizabeth E. Heilman; (12) "Can Teachers and Policy Makers Learn to Talk to One Another? (Cathy A. Toll); (13) "Barriers to Literacy for Language-Minority Learners: An Argument for Change in the Literacy Education Profession" (Rachel A. Grant, Shelley D. Wong); (14) "What Can We Expect From a National Assessment in Reading?" (Robert E. Shafer); (15) "High Stakes Testing in Reading: Today in Texas, Tomorrow? (James V. Hoffman, Lori Czop Assaf, Scott G. Paris); (16) "The International Reading Association Responds to a Highly Charged Policy Environment" (Cathy M. Roller); (17) "The Voices of Researchers: Conflict and Consensus in Reading Research and Policy" (Claude Goldenberg); (18) "Educators Influencing Legislators: Commentary and the Kentucky Case" (Shirley C. Raines); (19) "Asking Different Questions: Critical Analyses and Reading Research (Jacqueline Edmondson); (20) "The Use of Commercial Reading Materials in American Elementary Schools" (Patrick Shannon); (21) "Other Countries' Literacies: What U.S. Educators Can Learn from Mexican Schools" (Patrick H. Smith, Robert T. Jimenez, Natalia Martinez-Leon); (22) "The Train Has Left: The No Child Left Behind Act Leaves Black and Latino Literacy Learners Waiting at the Station" (Deirdre Glenn Paul); (23) "Beyond Remediation: Ideological Literacies of Learning in Developmental Classrooms" (Eric J. Weiner); (24) "Hog Farms in Pennsylvania" (Patrick Shannon); (25) "Literacy and the Other: A Sociological Approach to Literacy Research and Policy in Multilingual Societies" (Allan Luke); and (26) "Conclusion: The Policy Culture of Reading Education and Research: Places We Might Go" (Jacqueline Edmondson).
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Statistical Analysis, Reading Materials, Reading Research, Multilingualism, Literacy Education, Ideology, Educational Change, Tutoring, High Stakes Tests, Educational Policy
International Reading Association, Headquarters Office, 800 Barksdale Rd., PO Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. Tel: 800-336-7323 (Toll Free); Fax: 302-731-1057.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Identifiers - Location: France (Paris); Kentucky; Pennsylvania; Spain (Valencia); Texas; United Kingdom (Reading)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001