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John T. Guthrie

Professor

Dept. of Human Development

Director, Maryland Literacy  
Research Center

Phone: (301) 405-8036

Fax: (301) 405-2891

Email: jg76@umail.umd.edu

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Between 1992 and 1997, Dr. Guthrie served as the Co-Director of the National Reading Research Center which conducted studies of reading, writing, science and history learning assessment, and professional development.  Prior to this position, Dr. Guthrie headed the University of Marylandís Center for Educational Research and Development and was formerly the Director of Research for the International Reading Association (1974-1984). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois in Educational Psychology.  In 1992, the National Reading Conference awarded him the Oscar Causey award for outstanding contributions to reading research.  He is a Fellow in the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, the National Council of Research in English, and was elected to the Reading Hall of Fame in 1994.  Dr. Guthrie's interests are literacy development and environments for learning.  

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Selected Recent Publications    

            Guthrie, J. T.,  Anderson, E., Alao, S. & Rinehart, J. (1999). Influences of Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction on strategy use and conceptual learning from text. Elementary School Journal, 99(4), 343-366    

            Guthrie, J. T., Schafer, W. D., Von Secker, C., & Alban, T. (2000). Contributions of integrated reading instruction and text resources to achievement and engagement in a statewide school improvement program. Journal of Educational Research, 93 (4), 211-225.

            Guthrie, J. T., Van Meter, P., Hancock, G. R., McCann, A., Anderson, E., & Alao, S. (1998). Does Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction increase strategy-use and conceptual learning from text? Journal of Educational Psychology, 90(2), 261-278.

            Guthrie, J. T., Wigfield, A., & Von Secker, C. (2000). Effects of integrated instruction on motivation and strategy use in reading. Journal of Educational Psychology, 92(2), 331-341

            Wigfield, A., & Guthrie, J. T. (1997). Relations of children's motivation for reading to the amount and breadth of their reading. Journal of Educational Psychology, 89, 420-432.

            Guthrie, J. T., & Wigfield, A. (2000). Engagement and motivation in reading. In M. Kamil, R. Barr, P. Mosenthal & D. Pearson. Handbook of reading research III. (PP.403-425). New York: Longman  

            Guthrie, J.T. (2001, March) Contexts for Engagement and Motivation in Reading Handbook of reading research: Volume III (Kamil, Mosenthal, Pearson and Barr)

Books

             Guthrie, J. T., & Wigfield, A. (Eds.). (1997). Reading engagement: Motivating readers through integrated instruction. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

            Baker, L., Dreher, J. & Guthrie, J. T. (Eds.). (2000). Engaging young readers: Promoting achievement and motivation. New York: Guilford Press.            

Guthrie J. T., & Donna E. Alvermann (Eds.),(1999) Engaged Reading : Processes, Practices, and Policy Implications (Language and Literacy Series (Teachers College Press).

             Guthrie, J. T., & Wigfield, A., (Eds.) How Motivation Fits into a Science of Reading (Scientific Studies of Reading). 

            Pressley, M., Harris, K. R., & Guthrie, J. T. Promoting Academic Competence and Literacy in School.

 

 

Recent Grants

Title:                                Increasing reading comprehension, motivation, and science knowledge through
                                        Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction in a district-wide experiment
Investigators:                 John T. Guthrie, Allan Wigfield, Pedro Barbosa
Funding Organization:  Interagency Education Research Initiative (IERI)
Dates:                            September 1, 2000 - August 31, 2005        
Total Amount:                $3,414,000

Title:                                Effects of standards-based teaching and coherence on 
                                        achievement and engagement in reading
Investigator:                   John T. Guthrie
Funding Organization:  U.S. Dept of Education - National Center for Education Statistics
Dates:                            July 1, 2000 - December 31, 2001 
Total Amount:                $99,918

Title:                                Effects of reading time and instruction on reading achievement
Investigator:                   John T. Guthrie
Funding Organization:  U.S. Dept of Education - National Center for Education Statistics
Dates:                            July 1, 1998 - December 31, 1999 
Total Amount:                $109,071

Title:                                National Reading Research Center
Investigators:                 University of Georgia - Co-Director, Donna E. Alvermann
                                        University of Maryland - Co-Director, John T. Guthrie
Funding Organization:  U.S.D.E. - Office of Educational Research and Improvement
Dates:                             March 1, 1992 - February 28, 1997 
Total Amount:                 $7,400,000

                                                                                                       


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