ERIC Number: EJ885276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
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Improving Reading Instruction: A Call for Interdisciplinary Collaboration
Sawyer, Diane J.
Topics in Language Disorders, v30 n1 p28-38 Jan-Mar 2010
The state of reading proficiency in the United States has been under attack for decades. Attempts to improve reading achievement through instructional practices have taken the profession through the "reading wars" to "balanced-reading" to "evidenced-based" methods. Unfortunately, the professional development of reading teachers persists in isolating reading instruction from the language processes and core knowledge that learning to read must build upon. The paper that follows is a call to action--a rationale for bringing together knowledge and skills across professional preparation areas--to achieve more effective reading instruction in the hope of closing the national achievement gap.
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Teachers, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Improvement, Reading Skills, Faculty Development, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education, Achievement Gap, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: United States