During the International Literacy Association Meeting in Boston in July of 2016, Freddy Hiebert interviewed scholars (Michael McKenna, Jan Dole, and me) about our careers in Literacy Education. This is my interview.
I gave this lecture at Vanderbilt University in 2008. The thesis is that it often takes many years for educational research to exert its influence on policy, curriculum, and classroom practice. I used several historical and then current examples to illustrate this often fractious relationship. … Read the rest