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Lead writers and co-chairs of the International Literacy Association’s Standards 2017provide a hands on guide to using updated standards for the preparation of reading/literacy specialists. Authors share key changes in content, supporting explanations with updated references, and implications for program faculty, state policymakers, and specialist candidates. Standards 2017 adds a new seventh standard for Practicum/Clinical Experiences and sets high expectations for programs to incorporate candidate experiences with technology, diversity, collaboration, and advocacy. Processes to work with colleagues to design or re-design, implement, and evaluate programs are discussed.
Kern, D., Bean, R. M., Dagen, A. S., DeVries, B., Dodge, A., Goatley, V., Ippolito, J.H., Perkins, J. H., & Walker-Dalhouse, D. (2018). Preparing reading/literacy specialists to meet changes and challenges: International Literacy Association’s Standards 2017. Literacy Research and Instruction, 57(3), 209-231, doi: 10.1080/19388071.2018.1453899
Available at: https://doi.org/10.1080/19388071.2018.1453899