Boundless Horizons by Barbara Watson, Billie J Askew - Heinemann
Boundless Horizons

Boundless Horizons

By Edited by Barbara Watson, Edited by Billie J Askew

 
Marie Clay pursued a tantalizing quest: “What is possible for children with reading problems? What would have to change?” Boundless Horizons tells the story of how, by observing young readers in ordinary classrooms, Clay uncovered explanations that led to the development of Reading Recovery.
 
Boundless Horizons is written for all professionals who seek better possibilities for children struggling to read and write. It focuses on both Clay’s enduring commitment to the child becoming an independent reader and writer, and how she extended her inquiries to teachers.
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Marie Clay pursued a tantalizing quest: “What is possible for children with reading problems? What would have to change?” Boundless Horizons tells the story of how, by observing young readers in ordinary classrooms, Clay uncovered explanations that led to the development of Reading Recovery.
 
Boundless Horizons is written for all professionals who seek better possibilities for children struggling to read and write. It focuses on both Clay’s enduring commitment to the child becoming an independent reader and writer, and how she extended her inquiries to teachers. It shows how she connected research, theory, and practice and how teachers and teacher educators can find new possibilities for widening the horizons of their own work.
 
Read Boundless Horizons to gain a deeper understanding of the concepts and principles underlying Reading Recovery and an insight into why this originally small, local project has taken wing to far places, in undreamed-of ways. And read it to start thinking about how you can take up the challenge Clay left behind: to continue the search for possibilities. To maintain her strict standards of research, practice, and international dissemination. And lastly, to continue to be surprised and delighted by what is possible, as readers’ horizons ever extend.
 

Contents

 

I. Breaking the Bonds of the Ordinary  

  1. Research Origins: The Historical Context
  2. The Reading Recovery Research Reports
  3. Using an Unusual Lens 

 

II. Continuing the Search for Possibilities

  1. Reading Recovery Research in New Zealand and Australia
  2. Reading Recovery Research in North America
  3. Reading Recovery Research in the United Kingdom and Ireland

 

III. The Capacity to Reach Beyond

  1. Implementing Reading Recovery Internationally
  2. Every Child Counted: Evaluating Reading Recovery Around the world

 

IV. Envisioning the Way Ahead   

  1. A Dynamic Future