National Reading Conference and on the board of directors of both the International Reading Association and the Association of American Colleges of Teacher Education. Among his honors are the William S. Gray Citation of Merit from the International Reading Association, the Oscar Causey Award for Contributions to Reading Research from the National Reading Conference, and the Alan Purves Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. He is the founding editor of the Handbook of Reading Research, now in its fourth volume, and has served on the editorial boards of many journals including Reading Research Quarterly, Science, Journal of Literacy Research, Review of Educational Research, Journal of Educational Psychology, and Cognition and Instruction. He currently serves on the National Research Council’s Panel to Review Alternative Data Sources for the Limited-English Proficiency Allocation Formula. Professor Pearson received his B.A. in history from the University of California, Berkeley, after which he taught elementary school in California for several years, and completed his Ph.D. in reading education at the University of Minnesota.

EDWARD A. SILVER is William A. Brownell collegiate professor in education at the University of Michigan and holds a joint appointment in the School of Education and the Department of Mathematics. He is also currently serving as dean of the School of Education at University of Michigan–Dearborn. He was formerly at the University of Pittsburgh, where he was a professor in the School of Education and a senior scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center. His research interests focus on the teaching, learning, and assessment of mathematics, particularly mathematical problem solving. He is also actively involved in efforts to promote high-quality mathematics education for all students, particularly Hispanic and African American students. Dr. Silver’s service with the National Research Council includes the Mathematical Sciences Education Board, the Study Group on Guidelines for Mathematics Assessment, the Committee on the Foundations of Assessment, and the Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States. He received a B.A. in mathematics from Iona College, an M.S. in mathematics from Columbia University, and an M.A and doctorate in mathematics education from Teachers College of Columbia University.



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