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Special Marie Clay tribure issue of JRR


The Journal of Reading Recovery
Vol. 7, No. 1, Fall 2007

A special tribute to Marie Clay
in The Journal of Reading Recovery

This special issue of The Journal of Reading Recovery pays tribute to Marie M. Clay by sharing both her writings and the reflections of international colleagues. It was published in the fall of 2007, following Marie's death in April, and includes several of her most-cited articles. In some cases, copyright holders granted print-only permission to reproduce Marie’s work. Those articles are not available in this online edition. Featured throughout the issue are “Remembering Marie” tributes from friends and scholars around the globe.

Content is organized into four sections:

1. Marie Clay: A Visionary Educator
2. Marie Clay: An Eminent Scholar
3. Marie Clay: An Honored Mentor, Colleague, and Friend
4. Sustaining the Legacy of Marie Clay

Table of Contents
From the Editors 
A Message from RRCNA

Marie Clay: A Visionary Educator
Simply By Sailing in a New Direction You Could Enlarge the World
Marie M. Clay 

The Doctoral Research Project: 1962–66; From Research to Practice
Anne Ballantyne, The University of Auckland 

International Perspectives on the Reading Recovery Program
Marie M. Clay 

Marie Clay’s Messages as President of the International Reading Association
Billie Askew, Texas Woman’s University

Marie Clay: An Eminent Scholar
How Far Reading Recovery Ideas Travel: For Marie with Thanks
Courtney B. Cazden, Harvard Graduate School of Education

A Vygotskian Interpretation of Reading Recovery
Marie M. Clay and Courtney B. Cazden 

A Tribute to Marie Clay
Carol Lyons, The Ohio State University

Learning to be Learning Disabled
Marie M. Clay 

Revolutionary Contributions
Peter Johnston, The University at Albany-SUNY 

Child Development
Marie M. Clay

Concepts About Print in English and Other Languages
Marie M. Clay 

Marie Clay’s Work in Irish
Gabrielle Nig Uidhir, St. Mary’s University College 

The Development of Concepts About Print (C.A.P.) in Greek
Eufimia Tafa, University of Crete
Eva Konstantellou, Lesley University

Marie Clay: An Honored Mentor, Colleague, and Friend
A Tribute to Marie M. Clay: She Searched for Questions That Needed Answers
Billie Askew, Texas Woman’s University

Marie M. Clay: Demonstrating That the World Can Be Different
Gay Su Pinnell, The Ohio State University
Irene C. Fountas, Lesley University 

Remembering Marie
Diane DeFord, University of South Carolina 

Dame Professor Marie M. Clay: Scientist Professor, Colleague
Stuart McNaughton, The University of Auckland 

Marie Clay: Splendid Scholar and Literacy Leader
Linda Gambrell, Clemson University 

Marie Clay—A Tribute to An Enduring Scholar
Bridie Raban, The University of Melbourne 

Our Tribute to Marie Clay: A Pioneer of Large-Scale Education System Design
Kenneth G. Wilson, The Ohio State University
Constance K. Barsky, Learning by Redesign 

Remembering Marie
Robert M. Schwartz, Oakland University
Janet S. Gaffney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Noel K. Jones, University of North Carolina-Wilmington

Sustaining the Legacy of Marie Clay
Charting the Future: The International Reading Recovery Trainers Organization and the Marie Clay Literacy Trust
Mary Anne Doyle, University of Connecticut
Graham McEwan, Marie Clay Literacy Trust 

Origin and Evolution: Reading Recovery in New Zealand
Christine Boocock, The University of Auckland 

Australia: First Offshore Implementation
Janice Farmer Hailey, New South Wales Department of Education and Training 

Expansion of Reading Recovery in the United States: A Collaborative Effort
Connie Briggs, Emporia State University 

A Journey with Marie Clay: Translating An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement
Yvonne Rodríguez, Texas Woman’s University 

Influence of Marie Clay in Canada
Irene Huggins, Western Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery 

Influence of Marie Clay in Europe
Julia Douëtil, University of London 

The Last Word