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ERIC Number: EJ1119593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0574
Prologue: Becoming "Becoming a Nation of Readers"
Wilkinson, Ian A. G.; Scott, Judith A.; Hiebert, Elfrieda H.; Anderson, Richard C.
Journal of Education, v196 n3 p1-5 2016
In this foreword to the special issue of the "Journal of Education" celebrating the 30th anniversary of the publication of "Becoming a Nation of Readers: The Report of the Commission on Reading" ("BNR") (Anderson, Hiebert, Scott, & Wilkinson, 1985), we share the backstory of the making of "BNR." We view our role as that of commentators, narrators, and storytellers. As members of the Staff of the Commission on Reading: Elfrieda H. Hiebert, Judith A. Scott, and Ian A. G. Wilkinson, and the Chairman of the Commission, Richard C. Anderson, our task, as we see it, is to tell the untold story of how "BNR" came into being, to reflect on what we were able to achieve given the circumstances of the time, what we wish we could have achieved, what issues went under the table, and what lessons can be learned from the endeavor.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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