ERIC Number: EJ1093946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
A Look Back: The Wisdom of Literacy Leaders and Reading Experts
Flippo, Rona F.
Literacy Research and Instruction, v55 n2 p118-121 2016
It has been both informative and interesting for the author to look back 20 years and recall what was happening in the field of reading. The author related these memories to her introduction and first use of "What's Hot, What's Not" (Cassidy & Wenrich, 1997). As it was, she was preparing her Keynote Address for the College Reading Association (CRA) Annual Conference in 1997 where she was invited to make a presentation on the "Expert Study," which had been recently published in the "Phi Delta Kappan" (Flippo, 1997b) as well as presented at the National Reading Conference (Flippo, 1996) and the International Reading Association (Flippo, 1997a). While pulling together her work and references to frame this address, the author had picked up the copy of the 1997 issue of "Reading Today," which included the results of Jack Cassidy's first survey. Clearly the survey did seem relevant to her own work, so the author read it again with great interest. Jack's findings were such an excellent complement to her own--she had to work them into her presentation, and they fit perfectly! Furthermore, the author was delighted to see Jack sitting close to the front of the auditorium where she presented, and he seemed equally delighted when she talked about his survey during the presentation. In this article, the author looks back on her 1997 Keynote address and comparing the results of "What's Hot, What's Not" (Cassidy & Wenrich, 1997) studies over the years.
Descriptors: Reading Research, Specialists, Surveys, Conferences (Gatherings), Speeches, Professional Associations, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, High Stakes Tests, Common Core State Standards, Professional Recognition, Research Methodology
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