Evidence from 40 years of research in reading, writing

Steve Graham, a Mary Ellen Warner Professor of Education at Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, won the 2018 Sylvia Scribner Award, presented by the American Educational Research Association. Named for American psychologist Sylvia Scribner, the award recognizes researchers whose work over the last decade represents a significant advancement in the understanding of learning and instruction.

Graham accepted the award at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association last April in Toronto, also presenting the annual Scribner Award address. He repeated the presentation, “Changing School-Based Writing Practices: Evidence from 40 years of research,” for a local audience in January.

“We know a lot about how to teach writing and how it develops," Graham said in his remarks, "but the teacher I once was would say we have not fulfilled our part of the bargain. ... for the most part, teachers are not applying what we’ve learned.”