Research in Reading & Literacy SIG 11
Research in Reading & Literacy SIG 11
SIG Purpose
To stimulate communication and inquiry among researchers, policymakers, and others interested in research in reading and literacy from various disciplines and theoretical perspectives. 
Message from SIG Chair

Welcome to our SIG! 

We will continually update information about our SIG's participation in the upcoming AERA Annual Conference as we gather it! Proposals for the 2020 conference in  San Francisco, CA, April 17  to  April 21 have been reviewed and we are pleased to present a dynamic program.

If you are interested in joining this SIG: Research in Reading and Literacy, please go to the AERA website, sign in, choose SIG Directory from the left hand column, and find the note that refers to registering for a SIG next to the SIG choices in the middle box. 

We look forward to seeing you at the AERA conference! Please introduce yourselves to us at our SIG Business Meeting!

Please feel free to contact any of the SIG leaders for more information,

Jenny Tuten

Who We Are

Research in Reading & Literacy SIG #11 Officers
Chair: Jenny Tuten, Hunter College--The City University of New York

Treasurer/Secretary: Francine Falk-Ross, Pace University 

Program Chair: Rosalind Horowitz, University of Texas, San Antonio

 Associate Program Chair: Christopher M. Hansen, University of Tennessee

Assistant Program Chair: James A. Groff, University of Maryland

 Newsletter Editor: Kim Skinner, Louisiana State University 

 Assistant Newsletter Editor: Alecia Tate, Louisiana State University

Key Initiatives

We will again have a gathering of our International Consortium of Literacy Researchers This is always an important meeting of minds, and will have informative educators in attendance.

We are introducing the College Reading Consortium for Literacy Researchers this coming year.which, will off conversations focused on postsecondary literacy issues which have gained in importance in recent years.   


We again will offer the Graduate Student Award for Literacy Research Excellence for recent graduates of doctoral programs which will include a presentation opportunity and some help with conference fees.  We will be looking for graduate student proposals and reviewers' applications.

As in the last year, now is an important time to engage in collective conversation around literacy education issues and collaborative action for research and advocacy. In addition to sharing research focused on strategies for differentiating instruction in reading/interpreting and writing/composing, issues of equal access to literacy and quality of literacy education have gained in importance. As in recent years, substantial cuts in federal education initiatives and school funding, and with the reduction in funding for the arts and emergent and early education programs, literacy education researchers are busy developing responses to support schools and students in America and abroad. Continued emphases on the importance of critical media literacy to help students during reading activities to separate fact from fiction have appeared following increased attention on social media communications. The RRL SIG’s roundtable presentations and business meeting breakouts will provide meaningful opportunities to share ideas and provide feedback focused on all topics of importance and interest.
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