Engaged Reading: Processes, Practices, and Policy Implications

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John T. Guthrie, Donna E. Alvermann
Teachers College Press, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 178 pages
Edited by two of the most distinguished figures in the field of reading, this volume is a thoughtful synthesis of current research conducted at the National Reading Research Center (NRRC). Blending investigations on the motivational, social, and cognitive needs of young learners, it presents a new perspective on reading development. The authors cover
-- Qualities and practices of engaged readers
-- Practices for elementary, middle, and high school classrooms
-- The influence of family literacy beliefs and interactions, and
-- The range of methodologies used by literacy researchers.

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About the author (1999)

John T. Guthrie is the Jean Mullan Professor of Literacy in the Department of Human Development at the University of Maryland, College Park. As Director of the Maryland Literacy Research Center, he studies motivations and strategies in reading at all school levels. Before coming to Maryland, he was Research Director for the International Reading Association. He began his career at Johns Hopkins University, where he founded the Kennedy School for children with reading disabilities. His works on reading engagement have been published in the "Reading Research Quarterly", the "Journal of Educational Psychology", and the "Elementary School Journal". He is a recipient of the Oscar Causey Award for Outstanding Reading Research, a member of the International Reading Association Hall of Fame, and the 2004 recipient of the University of Maryland System Regents??? Award for research/scholarship/creative activity.

Alvermann is Distinguished Research Professor of Reading Education at the University of Georgia.

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