OTERthe Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading, is a special interest group of the International Reading Association (IRA). The purpose of the organization is to facilitate communication among its membership; provide a forum for debate and discussion of current issues regarding improvement of reading instruction; assist in the development of quality teacher education through recommendations for preservice and inservice program; stimulate research in reading, and disseminate information regarding significant investigations; seek improved competence at all levels of reading instruction; and arrange conferences which will further the objectives of the organization.

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The 59th Annual International Reading Association Convention

New Orleans, Louisiana April 27th - 30th 2014

Call for Proposal Deadline
June 15th

Dear OTER Members and Friends,

The OTER Program Committee, chaired by 2013-14 OTER president, Dr. Colleen Tano, has extended the deadline to submit a program proposal for the 2014 OTER/IRA convention to be held in New Orleans. The new deadline is June 15th!  Please download the proposal form on the link below and submit it electronically to tanoc@byuh.edu.  The IRA convention is to be held April 27-30, 2014 and the OTER Roundtable session is to be held on Tuesday afternoon, April 29th.

Thank you to those of you who have already sent your program proposals for the 2014 OTER/IRA meeting!  

Thanks, too, for the many renewed OTER memberships.  If you have not yet renewed your membership, or are receiving this renewal notice for the first time, you are invited to join or renew your membership. Please see the membership link on the left. For the $20.00 membership fee you receive our journal, Journal of Reading Education.  Also, you become a part of a professional community devoted to advancing literacy education.

2014 Program Proposal for 2014 OTER Meeting

We hope to see you there!


JRE is the Journal of Reading Education, a refereed publication of the Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading. The Journal is intended as a forum to reflect current theory,
research, and practice. Articles of interest include:

  • improving professional practices in higher education
  • helping teachers improve their reading instruction
  • facilitating the administrative supervisory process
  • researching teaching practices in literacy
Contents of the JRE do not necessarily reflect or imply endorsement by OTER, its officers, or its members.

The Journal of Reading Education is funded in part by the members of OTER and the Verizon Reads Endowment.

The Journal of Reading Education is published at The University of South Florida.

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