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Arthur N. Applebee

Arthur N. Applebee is a professor in the School of Education, University at Albany, State University of New York, and (with Judith Langer) is director of the Center on English Learning and Achievement. Dr. Applebee has worked in institutional settings with children with severe learning problems, in public schools, as a staff member of the National Council of Teachers of English, and in research and professional education. With degrees from Yale, Harvard, and the University of London, Dr. Applebee’s work focuses on how children and adults learn the many specialized forms of language required for success in school subjects, life, and work. His books and articles focus on particular issues in curriculum and instruction in reading, writing, and the English language arts. Since the early 1970s, he has also worked with the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Dr. Applebee consults at the national, state, and district level on effective approaches to curriculum, instruction, and assessment. He is a former editor of “Research in the Teaching of English,” a past president of the National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy, a recipient of the David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English; and a member of the international Reading Hall of Fame.