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ERIC Number: EJ1005286
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
Using Research to Make Sensible Literacy Decisions within Current Educational Initiatives
Goatley, Virginia J.; Hinchman, Kathleen A.
Language and Literacy Spectrum, v23 p57-68 2013
This article argues that literacy educators must take time to advocate for research-informed instructional responses in this age of Common Core State Standards and Race to the Top mandates. To that end, it offers four key ideas regarding: (a) what we know about instruction, (b) the need for long-term, continuously revised planning, (c) literacy in our growing technological world, and (d) the nature and origins of literacy teacher expertise. It describes how literacy theory and research connect to the new initiatives, raises concerns about responses that do not reflect literacy scholarship, suggests how to proceed to find the most effective ways to address new mandates, and offers numerous references and resources to assist in the implementation of these new initiatives.
New York State Reading Association. PO Box 874, Albany, NY 12201. Tel: 518-434-4748; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top