Welcome to the Literacy Research Commons. It is a site for persons interested in exploring literacy matters and accessing resources on literacy research and developments. Initially, it is mostly postings that include a potpourri of notes and lectures for a graduate level course dealing with a history of literacy education research and practice in modern times. The course material includes video lectures as well as some conversations between Rob Tierney and P David Pearson. Our apologies for their quality but these materials involved a single take recording rather than scripted productions. We did turn these lectures and our discussions into a book that Teachers College Press is making available.

The website also offers a library of papers that relate to the course. If you are having any difficulty obtaining access or have comments you wish to share, please contact Rob at rob.tierney@ubc.ca.