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Temple’s Textbook Makes 6th Edition

Professor of Education Charlie Temple submitted the following:

Addison Wesley/Longman/Allyn & Bacon (otherwise known as THE PUBLISHER) have released the sixth edition of Understanding Reading Problems, Assessment and Instruction. The first edition came out in 1982, the same year Temple joined the faculty. In all those years, Temple has never taught a class at HWS from the textbook. “Too expensive,” he says.

His main co-author, Jean Gillet, was a graduate school friend at the University of Virginia. Alan Crawford is a specialist in bilingual education from California with whom Temple works overseas in the Reading & Writing for Critical Thinking Project. Bud Cooney taught special education at HWS the year before last. “This was supposed to help his case for tenure,” Temple says. “Oh, well.” Cooney left the Colleges after a year and returned to St. John Fisher. John Burns from the education department churned out the instructor's manual for the fifth edition of the book, but after he was spotted writing discussion questions like “Why should you believe the authors' claims on page 37? What do they know, anyway?” the authors decided to ask Crawford to write the manual for the 6th edition.