In Their Own Words

In education today, it is critical to keep abreast of what is relevant, current, trending, developing, and evaluated. As new ideologies and concepts emerge and prevalent ones are tested and revived, relevance is increasingly important to decipher what is shaping our literacy pedagogies, initiative development, professional development offerings, and teacher education preparation. One way to stay connected to this evolving culture is to consult with top leading experts in the field. The Collaborative Center for Literacy Development and The Kentucky Reading Association are collaborating to initiate conversations with literacy researchers and professionals to solicit their views. Here the following experts share their ideas for our collective benefit.


Dr. P. David Pearson

Dr. Shane Templeton

Dr. Doug Fisher

Dr. Linda Gambrell

Dr. Jeff Wilhelm