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Perspectives from the Field presents original, peer-reviewed studies by NCTE members on topics of interest to the English language arts profession.

A Critical Policy Analysis and Response to the Report of the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ)
Curt Dudley-Marling, Lisa Patel Stevens, and Alexander Gurn critique a report on the preparation of teachers of reading produced by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) which concluded that schools of education are not teaching future teachers about the “science of reading.”

The Federal Government Wants Me to Teach What? A Teacher's Guide to the National Reading Panel Report
Diane Stephens closely examines the studies cited in the 2000 National Reading Panel report and their findings, and she explains how teachers might interrogate and use the findings so that they can make instructional decisions that support all students as readers.

The South Carolina Reading Initiative: NCTE's Reading Initiative as a Statewide Staff Development Project
This research suggests that research-based, statewide staff development programs can have a considerable impact on the beliefs and practices of teachers and on the students who learn from them.


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