Professor Paratore Inducted to the International Reading Association’s Hall of Fame
Professor Jeanne Paratore was recently inducted into the International Reading Association‘s Reading Hall of Fame. Paratore, a 2012 inductee, joins many exceptional educational professionals in the Reading Hall of Fame, including SED faculty member Professor Roselmina Lee Indrisano, inducted in 1990.
Hall of Fame members are inducted based on the following criteria:
- “Current Status: a minimum of at least twenty-five years of active involvement in work in reading;
- Reputation: widely known and respected by people in the profession; and
- Contributions: authorship of publications on reading, including reports of significant research; performance in positions of responsibility in the field of reading; and participation in professional activities such as speaking, organizing programs, and consulting or assisting teachers in other ways.”
The Reading Hall of Fame (RHF), established in 1973, works to improve reading instruction. Members collectively share experiences at annual meetings, through papers and publications, and by researching and discussing current issues in reading. To learn more about the RHF, visit here.
The International Reading Association (IRA), founded 1956, is a non-profit global community of individuals and organizations dedicated to worldwide literacy. IRA has more than 60,000 members, supporting them with a “range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities.” Learn more about the IRA by visiting their website.