Archive for the 'Research' Category

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Call for international papers

  International Research and Review, Journal of Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars   Announcing   Call for Journal Papers    ALL Scholars and researchers from across disciplines are invited to address issues in international education and studies. Papers are welcome on topics that can include, but are […]

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Using Reading Data to Improve Education

From WorldReader: At Worldreader, we like to say “data or it didn’t happen”. Realistically, if we’re to achieve quality education for all, we need data to make it happen.  There’s still a lot of uncertainty around how education is going to look in the coming months due to the pandemic. But one […]

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State and County Estimates of Adult Literacy

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released the U.S. Program for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) Skills Map: State and County Indicators of Adult Literacy and Numeracy. The U.S. PIAAC Skills Map is an interactive mapping tool that allows users to access estimates of adult literacy and numeracy […]

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International Literacy Association issue on Reading

The March/April issue of Literacy Today is now available! This special issue highlights both the joys and the mechanics involved in the act of reading. In doing so, ILA focuses on how reading shapes us as well as the tools and building blocks needed for that to happen.

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Research on School Librarians’ Impact on Literacy

Margaret Merga has three articles published on the impact of school librarians on students’ literacy: Merga, M. K. (2019). School libraries fostering children’s literacy and literature learning: mitigating the barriers. Literacy. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/331950946_School_libraries_fostering_children%27s_literacy_and_literature_learning_mitigating_the_barriers Merga, M. K. (2019). How do librarians in schools support struggling readers?. English in Education, 53(2), 145-160. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/04250494.2018.1558030 […]

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Learning Environment and Resources Report

The following report is a research-based position paper about the importance of a supportive learning environment with high quality resources. The report states:”All educators .. have a responsible to ensure responsiveness within instruction, books, assessments, and digital spaces for all students.” International Literacy Association. (2019). Right to Supportive Learning Environments […]

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Why Reading Books Is Good For You

The World Economic Forum provides five research-based reasons why reading books is good for you:  longer life, more efficient knowledge gain, greater literacies, better vocabulary, better brain maintenance. For details, read https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/06/5-reasons-why-reading-books-is-good-for-you

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