The Metcalf Project: A Teacher-Researcher Collaboration—Tierney, R. J., Tucker, D. L., Gallagher, M., Pearson, P. D., & Crismore, A. (1988)

This chapter summarizes a multi-year effort to examine the efficacy of teacher research as a model of teacher learning and professional development.… Read the rest

Toward a Theory of Reading Comprehension Instruction

Pearson, P. D., & Spiro, R. J. (1980). Toward a theory of reading comprehension instruction. Topics in Language Disorders, 1(1), 71-88.

Rand Spiro and I wrote this piece over a period of a couple of years in 1978-80, building off my earlier accounts of the utility of schema theory and Rand’s characterization of the ways in which Schema Theory was able to explain the typical roadblocks that kids run into when trying to render text meaningful.… Read the rest