Building a Foundation Together

Stahl, Norman A.
November 2011
Reading Teacher;Nov2011, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p179
Academic Journal
The article discusses the legislative and political aspects of literacy education in the U.S. Particular focus is given to concepts of accountability and teacher effectiveness in U.S. education policy. According to the author, it is important that literacy education professionals understand the effects of government policy on their programs and that they be proactive in advocating for good policy choices. It is suggested that professional development is important to effective advocacy. Topics discussed include the International Reading Association (IRA), the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1964, and U.S. legislators' approaches to educational issues.


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