Aca­demic awarded pres­ti­gious hon­our

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

An Auck­land pro­fes­sor has be­come one of only three New Zealan­ders to be in­ducted into the Read­ing Hall of Fame.

Stu­art McNaughton from the Univer­sity of Auck­land Fac­ulty of Ed­u­ca­tion will be head­ing to New Or­leans in May to be of­fi­cially ini­ti­ated into the in­sti­tu­tion.

Pro­fes­sor McNaughton found out about the hon­our ear­lier this month when he re­ceived a let­ter from the in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion.

‘‘I am de­lighted to have re­ceived this nom­i­na­tion. I un­der­stand it is the re­sult of my re­search and teach­ing field,’’ he says.

‘‘It is an hon­our to be in­volved in this work and I want to thank my col­leagues for their sup­port over the years and the many teach­ers, chil­dren and fam­i­lies that have in­spired me as I have worked along­side them.’’

The Hall of Fame was es­tab­lished by the In­ter­na­tional Read­ing As­so­ci­a­tion in 1973 as a way to use the col­lec­tive knowl­edge of its mem­bers to im­prove the teach­ing of read­ing.

It cur­rently has 128 mem­bers from around the world and new

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this mem­bers are nom­i­nated by ex­ist­ing mem­bers each year.

Nom­i­nees must have had a min­i­mum of 25 ac­tive years in read­ing work and a rep­u­ta­tion widely re­spected by people in the pro­fes­sion.

They must also have au­thored pa­pers on read­ing, in­clud­ing re­ports of sig­nif­i­cant re­search.

Prof McNaughton is di­rec­tor of the fac­ulty’s Woolf Fisher Re­search Cen­tre and a long­stand­ing mem­ber of a num­ber of in­ter­na­tional sci­en­tific or­gan­i­sa­tions in child de­vel­op­ment, ed­u­ca­tional re­search and lit­er­acy.

of Fame.

Ed­u­ca­tion leader: Pro­fes­sor Stu­art McNaughton is be­ing in­ducted into the Read­ing Hall

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