Foreword by: Jack Cassidy
Publication Date: October 15, 2021
Series: Language and Literacy Series
This popular book addresses literacy leaders’ eternal quest to prepare all students for the demands of the 21st century. This updated Sixth Edition will help prospective and current literacy professionals understand how to organize and supervise literacy programs within the context of current state and federal mandates. With a focus on providing instruction at all grade levels and for different types of learners, the book explores specific program elements related to materials selection, teacher evaluation, professional development, student assessment, writing, technology, school- and districtwide evaluation, and parent and community outreach. Expert authors provide new insights about what administrators and teachers should know, and be able to do, given the expanded definition of literacy, a renewed interest in the science of reading, and a deep concern for closing the achievement gap that has become more prevalent across the nation. This user-friendly text includes examples, observations, research, and specific guidelines for improving programs in relation to current requirements and future expectations.
Shelley B. Wepner is dean and professor of education in the School of Education of Manhattanville College. Diana J. Quatroche is professor emerita in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Indiana State University.
“Readers will gain insight into the research behind important literacy topics and why they are particularly relevant to the 21st-century classroom. More importantly, one sees how these various topics should be operationalized in schools and classrooms—always with a good literacy leader guiding the way.”
—From the Foreword by Jack Cassidy, past president, International Literacy Association