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Kern, Diane; Bean, Rita M. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2018
The cochairs of the International Literacy Association's 2017 Standards provide a hands-on guide to using the updated standards for middle and high school classroom teachers. The authors discuss four key notions: Disciplinary literacy instruction enhances content area learning, culturally responsive instruction is critical in our diverse society,…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Academic Standards, Secondary School Teachers, Middle Schools
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Bean, Rita M.; Kern, Diane; Griffith, Robin; Lacina, Jan – Reading Teacher, 2018
This article compares the ILA 2017 Standards for preparing specialized literacy professionals with the 2010 Standards. The authors also describe levels of emphases for each specialized literacy role and implications of the new Standards for those serving in the field and for those who prepare them.
Descriptors: Literacy, Specialists, Professional Personnel, Academic Standards
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Bean, Rita M.; Dagen, Allison Swan; Ippolito, Jacy; Kern, Diane – Elementary School Journal, 2018
Elementary and secondary principals were surveyed to better understand their perceptions of the roles and impact of specialized literacy professionals (e.g., reading specialists, coaches) in their schools. A 32-question survey was completed by 103 Pennsylvania principals across elementary and secondary school contexts. Findings include distinct…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Role, Literacy
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Helfrich, Sara R.; Bean, Rita M. – Teacher Education and Practice, 2011
A descriptive study was employed to investigate beginning teachers' experiences with reading instruction in their teacher preparation programs and to determine what areas of need have emerged now that they are practicing teachers. Data collection instruments included a reflective survey and telephone interviews. Beginning teachers perceived…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Beginning Teachers, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Helfrich, Sara R.; Bean, Rita M. – Reading Horizons, 2011
A descriptive study was employed to determine differences in knowledge of literacy instruction and perceived preparedness to teach literacy between two groups of teacher candidates enrolled in two different teacher preparation programs at one university. This study investigated which components--coursework, field experience, and…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Literacy Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Bean, Rita M.; Dole, Janice A.; Nelson, Kristin L.; Belcastro, Elizabeth G.; Zigmond, Naomi – Reading & Writing Quarterly, 2015
Although there have been any number of national reading reform efforts over the years, there is little evidence that such efforts have been sustained in schools over time. This study focused on addressing 2 questions: To what extent have Reading First schools in 2 states sustained the key elements of this reform over time? To what extent has…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Reading Programs, Educational Change, Reading Achievement
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Kern, Diane; Bean, Rita M.; Swan Dagen, Allison; DeVries, Beverly; Dodge, Autumn; Goatley, Virginia; Ippolito, Jacy; Perkins, J. Helen; Walker-Dalhouse, Doris – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2018
Lead writers and co-chairs of the International Literacy Association's "Standards 2017" provide a hands on guide to using updated standards for the preparation of reading/literacy specialists. Authors share key changes in content, supporting explanations with updated references, and implications for program faculty, state policymakers,…
Descriptors: Reading Consultants, Literacy, Academic Standards, Guidelines
Bean, Rita M., Ed.; Dagen, Allison Swan, Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2011
Bringing together leading experts, this book presents the principles of effective literacy leadership and describes proven methods for improving instruction, assessment, and schoolwide professional development. The book shows how all school staff--including reading specialists and coaches, administrators, teachers, and special educators--can play…
Descriptors: Reading Consultants, Reading, Reading Programs, Second Language Learning
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L'Allier, Susan; Elish-Piper, Laurie; Bean, Rita M. – Reading Teacher, 2010
Literacy coaches provide job-embedded professional development for teachers, and the number of literacy coaches in elementary schools is increasing. Although literacy coaching offers promise in terms of improving teacher practice and student achievement, guidance is needed regarding the qualifications, activities, and roles of literacy coaches.…
Descriptors: Literacy, Coaching (Performance), Reading, Elementary Schools
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Ankrum, Julie W.; Bean, Rita M. – Reading Horizons, 2008
Ms. Martin (a pseudonym) is preparing to teach her new group of students this fall. This is her ninth year teaching second grade, so she knows much about the complexities she faces. The professional development focus in her district this year is differentiated reading instruction and she knows from experience that the twenty-two children who will…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Reading Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Bean, Rita M.; Draper, Jason A.; Hall, Virginia; Vandermolen, Jill; Zigmond, Naomi – Elementary School Journal, 2010
The current article investigates the work of 20 Reading First coaches to determine how coaches distribute their time and the rationale they give for their work. Teachers' responses to coaches and the relationships between what coaches do and student achievement are also analyzed. There was great variability among coaches in how they allocated…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, At Risk Students, Scoring, Reading Instruction
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Bean, Rita M.; Kern, Diane; Goatley, Virginia; Ortlieb, Evan; Shettel, Jennifer; Calo, Kristine; Marinak, Barbara; Sturtevant, Elizabeth; Elish-Piper, Laurie; L'Allier, Susan; Cox, Mae A.; Frost, Shari; Mason, Pamela; Quatroche, Diana; Cassidy, Jack – Literacy Research and Instruction, 2015
This large-scale national survey of specialized literacy professionals was designed to answer questions about responsibilities, including leadership, and preparation for these roles. Questionnaires, completed by over 2,500 respondents, indicated that respondents had multiple responsibilities that included both instruction of struggling readers and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Professional Personnel, Specialists, National Surveys
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Risko, Victoria J.; Roller, Cathy M.; Cummins, Carrice; Bean, Rita M.; Block, Cathy Collins; Anders, Patricia L.; Flood, James – Reading Research Quarterly, 2008
The authors provide a review and critique of 82 empirical investigations conducted in the United States on teacher preparation for reading instruction. These studies were chosen from a pool of 298 based on the authors' coding of research quality indicators. Applying an inductive paradigmatic analysis of the 82 studies, this review suggests that in…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Criticism, Reading Teachers, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Bean, Rita M.; Swan, Allison L.; Knaub, Rebecca – Reading Teacher, 2003
Notes that reading specialists function as instructors and leaders. Outlines a study on the role of reading specialists in which principals were iven questionnaires and reading specialists were interviewed. Concludes that state certification offices and universities need to focus on leadership skills in the training of reading specialists. (PM)
Descriptors: Certification, Communication Skills, Elementary Education, Interpersonal Competence
Bean, Rita M.; Swan, Allison L.; Morris, Gregory A. – 2002
Suggesting that too often initiatives have been placed in schools without attention to the implementation process, this paper discusses a model used in a professional development program for teachers of beginning reading and then describes and documents how each feature of the model was addressed through development and implementation work. The…
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Educational Cooperation, Faculty Development, Models
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