Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Reading and Language Arts
Robert Schwartz is an internationally recognized researcher in the area of reading. This is particularly evidenced by his appointment as chair of the Research Committee of the International Reading Recovery Program. He had previously led the Research Committee for the U.S.-based program.
During the past year, he has published in "The Reading Teacher" aimed at reading practitioners, as well as in "Reading Research Quarterly," the major research journal, both published by the International Reading Association. Showing his breadth, he published a study in an extremely well respected publication, the "Journal of Educational Psychology." The research reported in this article was recognized by the What Works Clearinghouse, a division of the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute for Education Science, as meeting their highest evidence standards for clinical trials. From more than 100 studies in this review Schwartz’s article was one of three studies to meet these standards.
Schwartz shares his research expertise with his colleagues and with doctoral students. He has also served as the research methodologist on many dissertations. He is in constant demand as a lecturer and well-recognized for his work in literacy research. He has added much to our understanding of literacy, especially in the area of literacy acquisition.