ERIC Number: EJ1040797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
The Progress and Promise of the Reading for Understanding Research Initiative
Douglas, Karen M.; Albro, Elizabeth R.
Educational Psychology Review, v26 n3 p341-355 Sep 2014
Decades of reading research have improved our understanding of the ways that young children learn how to read and of the component skills that support the ongoing development of reading and reading comprehension. However, while these investments have transformed reading instruction and reading outcomes for many learners, too many children are not reading at the basic level nor are they reading with understanding. The Institute of Education Sciences created the Reading for Understanding Research Initiative in 2010 to fund a set of connected projects that would enrich the theoretical frameworks that undergird efforts to improve deep comprehension and to design and test new interventions and assessments to improve reading for understanding across all grades in US schools. This article describes the central themes that guided the design of the Reading for Understanding Initiative and the work underway by the six research teams funded under this program.
Descriptors: Reading Research, Reading Comprehension, Research Projects, Federal Programs, Intervention, Reading Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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