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John J. Pikulski

John J. Pikulski is a Professor of Education at the University of Delaware, where he has served both as Director of the Reading/Language Arts Center and as Chair of the Department of Educational Development. Dr. Pikulski was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association and now serves as Vice President of that organization. He will become President of the International Reading Association in 1997-98. He also served as a member of the committee that planned the 1992 and 1994 editions of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading. He has been on the Editorial Advisory Boards of The Reading Teacher, Reading Research and Instruction and the Journal of Reading Behavior. For six years he contributed a monthly column, "Questions and Answers," to The Reading Teacher. His present research focuses on reading curriculum development, particularly early reading; the evaluation of reading skills; and early intervention procedures for preventing reading problems.

Dr. Pikulski is co-author of the books The Diagnosis, Correction and Prevention of Reading Disabilities, and Informal Reading Inventories , and co-editor of Approaches to the Informal Evaluation of Reading and The Acquisition of Reading. He has served as a reading consultant to many school districts, publishers, and research and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada. As an author of Houghton Mifflin Reading programs since 1981, Dr. Pikulski was Senior Coordinating Author of the 1986 and 1989 editions of Houghton Mifflin Reading/Language Arts, and Senior Author of the 1991 and 1993 editions of the Literature Experience.

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