Sharon Vaughn, Ph.D., H.E. Hartfelder/Southland Corp. Regents
Chair in Human Development and Executive Director, The Meadows
Center for Preventing Educational Risk, University of Texas at
Austin, Sanchez Building, 1912 Speedway, Austin, Texas 78712Sharon
Vaughn is the executive director of The Meadows Center, an
organized research unit at the University of Texas at Austin. She
is the recipient of the American Education Research Association
Special Interest Group Distinguished Researcher Award, the
International Reading Association Albert J. Harris Award, the
University of Texas Distinguished Faculty Award, and the Jeannette
E. Fleischner Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of
Learning Disabilities from the Council for Exceptional Children.
She is the author of more than 35 books and 250 research articles.
Vaughn is currently the principal investigator on several research
grants from the Institute for Education Sciences, the National
Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the U.S.
Department of Education.
"A practical, evidence-based way to bring out improved student
learning outcomes . . . should be required reading in all
preservice and inservice teacher education programs. -Virginia
W."--Virginia W Berninger"Professor and Director of the
NICHD-funded Center for OWLs" (06/19/2012)
"This timely evidence-based book will be a valuable resource for middle schools striving to meet reading standards."--Linda H. Mason, Ph.D."Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education, The Pennsylvania State University" (06/20/2012)
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"A great sourcebook that provides detailed sample lessons that can be used immediately to teach research-based reading strategies across several tiers of instruction." --Joan Sedita, M.Ed.