Peter Bryant elected to the Reading Hall of Fame
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Professor Peter Bryant, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Education, has been elected into the prestigious Reading Hall of Fame which recognises life-time achievements in the field of reading.
Peter contributes to the Children Learning Research Group through research activity and lectures to the students in the MSc Education (Child Development and Education) course. His current project in the department, jointly carried out with Terezinha Nunes and Deborah Evans, is titled “Children’s Understanding of Probability and Certainty” and is supported by the Nuffield Foundation.
Peter was elected to the International Reading Association Hall of Fame for his lifetime contribution to research on literacy. He provided the first clear demonstration of the causal relation between phonological awareness and progress in reading and pioneered research on the role of morphological awareness and progress in literacy. He has authored innumerable journal articles about children’s learning of literacy and co-authored books: ‘Rhyme and Reason in Reading and Spelling’ (1985), ‘Children’s Reading Problems’ (1985), ‘Phonological skills and learning to read’ (1990), ‘Difficuldades na aprendizagem da leitura’ (1992), ‘Improving Literacy through Teaching Morphemes’ (2006) and ‘Children’s Reading and Spelling: Beyond the First Steps’ (2009). He also co-edited the International Handbook of Children’s Literacy (2003).