2005 - Miami, Florida

Literacy Research for Lives With Literacy


Click here for the NRC 2005 program The 55th Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference took place from November 30th to December 3rd, 2005 at the Hotel Inter-Continental, 100 Chopin Plaza, in Miami, Florida.


On the left column of this page and below are the 6 major address that took place. Click on the name of the speaker or the title of the talk and you will be taken to the page with the video.


Please note that it may take a few minutes for the page to load once you have clicked a selection.


The conference program can be downloaded by clicking the program graphic to the left.


2005 Presidential Address - Don Leu

New Literacies, Reading Research, and the Challenges of Change: A Deictic Perspective of Our Research Worlds.


2005 Oscar Causey Address - Victoria Purcell-Gates

What Does Culture Have to Do With It?


2005 Plenary Address - Brian Street

Literacies Across Cultural Contexts: Implications for Pedagogy and Curriculum.


2005 Plenary Address - Charles Perfetti

How the Mind Meets the Brain in Literacy: New Perspectives from Reading Science.


2005 NRC Research Review Address - Ernest Morrell

Critical Action Research and Literacy Education.


2005 Saturday Conference Keynote Address

Jannette Klingner

Why Are So Many Minority Students in Special Education? Understanding Race and Disability in Schools.



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