Interview with Karen Harris
What's to be learned from a Q-&-A with one of the originators of SRSD?
In June of 2022, the U.S. Institute of Education Sciences National Center for Special Education Research interviewed Karen Harris about her work on Self-Regulated Strategy Development. The questions and answers do not break any new ground regarding SRSD, but Professor Harris’s answers provide a fine entrance into the scientific work about it.
Here is NCSER’s introduction to the interview:
Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) is an evidence-based instructional approach characterized by active, discussion-based, scaffolded, and explicit learning of knowledge of the writing process; general and genre-specific knowledge; academic vocabulary; and validated strategies for teaching reading and writing. IES has supported multiple research studies on SRSD for students with learning disabilities in K-12 and postsecondary general education settings. SRSD is used in as many as 10,000 classrooms across the United States and in 12 other countries. In this interview blog, we spoke with Dr. Karen Harris, the developer of SRSD, to learn more about this effective instructional strategy, the IES research behind it, and next steps for further scaling of SRSD so that more students can benefit.
Professor Harris, who collaborated with Steve Graham in developing SRSD, responded to questions about the origins of SRSD, some of the key research about the strategy, and more. Her answers include links to many valuable resources. So, take a look at “Improving Academic Achievement through Instruction in Self-Regulated Strategy Development: The Science Behind the Practice.”
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