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Stephen Krashen Receives Award

Susan Notes:

Kudos for Krashen. It seems especially significant that Lewis and Clark College, in making this award, acknowledges Stephen Krashen as "an unrelenting advocate for the needs of students in poverty."


Stephen Krashen was awarded the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters by Lewis and Clark College on June 5, and was the invited speaker for the Graduate School of Education and Counseling.

In introducing Dr. Krashen, Dean of the Graduate School Scott Fletcher noted that Dr. Krashen's work "deeply reflects the integration of groundbreaking scholarship and profound engagement with policy." Dean Fletcher also included these remarks:

"Dr. Krashen has recently devoted significant attention to federal education policy, student assessment, and the effects of poverty on school success. He has offered powerful and sustained critiques of no Child Left Behind, the overuse and misuse of standardized tests, and instructional approaches that value compartmentalized and decontextualized skill building in the language arts over rich, authentic literacy instruction that includes the opportunity for students to read self-selected texts that they enjoy. Dr. Krashen has proven himself a provocative analyst of the American education scene and an unrelenting advocate for the needs of students in poverty."

— Announcement
Lewis and Clark College


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