Monday, December 14, 2009

IRA Reading Radio

The International Reading Association announced today its new IRA Reading Radio, a collaboration between IRA and Body and Mind (BAM!) Radio Network, a radio website for the education community.

The first installment is an interview between IRA Executive Director Bill Harvey and Peter Johnston, chair of the IRA/NCTE task force that prepared the recently revised Standards for the Assessment of Reading and Writing. Together, they explore what literacy means in today's digital age and the need for new standards to measure literacy. Peter Johnston’s interview is just the first of many thought-provoking programs that will be posted monthly on the IRA website and address topics that range from reading assessment to the role of parents in literacy development.

In January, watch for an interview with IRA President Kathryn H. Au on Culturally Responsive Instruction.

You can play the program directly from your computer or download it onto an I-Pod or other mp3 player.

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