For those interested in brain research that seems to be having some
interesting impact on the overall field of literacy, you might desire to
look at the work of folks such as Bennett and Sally Shaywitz, Charles
Perfetti, Kenneth Pugh, among others.  While some of the work has been done
with problem readers, other work has been done with college freshmen.
Perfetti did a great presentation at last year's NRC conference on the
topic. Even those who do not believe that we are in a position to move such
basic findings to the applied realm would have told you that he presented
much to think about. He might be a viable keynote for the CRLA conference.

Norman A. Stahl
Professor and Chair
Literacy Education
GA 147
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115

Phone: (815) 753-9032
FAX:   (815) 753-8563
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