ERIC Number: EJ946197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Reference Count: 22
Reflections on Making the Progressive Vision a Reality: Commentary on "A Journey through Nine Decades of NCTE-Published Research in Elementary Literacy"
Au, Kathryn H.
Research in the Teaching of English, v46 n2 p162-170 Nov 2011
Elizabeth Dutro and Kathleen Collins have written a fascinating and broad-ranging review that captures the richness of perspectives and findings in elementary literacy research, based on an examination of roughly 7,700 titles published in NCTE journals. This daunting figure provides an indication of the productivity and extensive contributions of literacy researchers over nearly a century of endeavor. In this article, the author shares some reflections sparked by this review, filtered through the lens of her career-long interest in research that has the potential to improve the school literacy learning of students of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Descriptors: Literacy, Research, Elementary Education, Literature Reviews, Time Perspective, Reading Instruction, Productivity, Researchers, Educational Improvement, Progressive Education, Student Diversity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A