Lesley Morrow Awarded the Literacy Research Association’s Award for Outstanding Contributions to Literacy Research

Morrow received the Oscar S. Causey Award from the Literacy Research Association (LRA) in Fort Worth, Texas. This Award is presented each year in early December for outstanding contributions to reading research that has contributed profound knowledge to the field. This is the most prestigious award given by the organization.  Dr. Oscar S. Causey was the founder of the National Reading Conference. The Award has been presented annually since 1967.

LRA is a professional organization for those who engage in literacy research and the distribution of information about literacy and literacy instruction. LRA sponsors a conference each year during the first week in December, publishes a scholarly journal called the Journal of Literacy Research, and a Yearbook of refereed articles presented at their conference. At their next conference in December of 2011, Dr. Morrow will deliver the Oscar Causey  keynote  address.

The Literacy Research Association was formerly named The National Reading Conference (NRC).

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