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Diane M. Barone, EdD, is Professor in the Department of Educational Specialties at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she teaches courses in literacy and qualitative research methods. Her research has focused primarily on young children's literacy development, particularly in high-poverty schools. She has conducted two longitudinal studies of literacy development: a 4-year study of children exposed prenatally to crack/cocaine, and a 7-year study of children in a high-poverty school. Her publications include journal articles, book chapters, and a number of books. Dr. Barone served for 8 years as the Editor of Reading Research Quarterly, and is currently a board member of the National Reading Conference and the International Reading Association, as well as the principal investigator of the Reading First grant in Nevada.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Reading (Elementary) -- United States -- Case studies.
Remedial reading -- United States.
Poor children -- Education -- United States.
Urban schools -- United States.