Sat, May 10, 2014: 3:30 PM
- 5:30 PM
Research Address & Awards
Saturday 5/10 3:30PM-5:30PM
New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Room: La Nouvelle Ballroom Section AB
Clock hours: 2
Join us to hear the address and to celebrate the 2014 research award recipients.
What role should research play in shaping educational practice? For more than 60 years, reading educators have been told that students need to be taught with texts written at their "instructional level;" the basic idea has been that if texts are too hard then students cannot learn from them. This theory has led to a panoply of individual testing, book rooms, leveled readers, out-of-grade level teaching, and programs that match kids with books to ensure learning. Now the Common Core State Standards are challenging these claims, encouraging teachers to present more complex texts rather than avoiding such difficulty. This presentation will explore the research data on this issue of instructional policy.
Maureen McLaughlin, East Stroudsburg University of PA
Diane Barone, University of Nevada, Reno
Timothy Shanahan, University of Illinois