Issues and Trends Gets Better and Better: Issues and Trends in Literacy Education, Third Edition, continues to present a wide variety of opinions and positions in all crucial aspects of reading and writing education. This new edition includes up-to-date discussions on current topics such as, reading assessment, the use of technology in reading, and adolescent literacy, among others. Renown authors, Dick Robinson, Mike McKenna and Judy Weldman, gear students on the road to success by presenting an scrupulously researched text that meets the NCATE/International Reading Association requirements for accreditation of graduate reading programs. New to this Third Edition NEW! Approximately 75% of the articles and readings are new, presenting the latest information available. More emphasis on the five key elements of reading instruction-phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Issues and Trends Continues to Garner Praise One of the definitive strengths of this text is that it targets concepts that are integral to graduate level investigations of current practices in the field of literacy education in a comprehensive and ;cutting edge approach. Another strength is reflected in the impressive group of contributors who ask, and clearly answer, the questions that face the 21st century literacy educators who must meet the myriad needs of an increasing diverse student population. Professor Patricia Douville, Ph.D. University of North Carolina, at Charlotte this text makes complex ideas in research and teaching of literacy learning easily accessible for students in a graduate reading program. It provides a variety of contrasting ideas that lead studentsto critical analysis of issues and research in literacy learning. Professor Thomas A. Caron, Ph.D Marshall University Graduate School (Issues and Trends) does exactly what it promises to do; it provides a good, broad overview of issues and trends in literacy education. Professor Lois A. Fisch Utica CollegeRobinson, Richard D. is the author of 'Issues and Trends in Literacy Education', published 2003 under ISBN 9780205361106 and ISBN 0205361102.