[xmca] Marie Clay, RIP

From: Peter Smagorinsky <smago who-is-at uga.edu>
Date: Sat Apr 14 2007 - 08:44:31 PDT

> We have just this morning received word from our colleagues in New
> Zealand that IRA past president Marie Clay has died. Dame Marie was a
> true friend to all of us and a renowned leader of our profession. Her
> wise and calm counsel will be sorely missed. As soon as we have more
> information we will send it to you. On a very personal note Susan and
> I counted Marie as one of our most treasured friends. She will not be
> forgotten!
> Here is a sample of the press coverage from the April 13th edition of
> the New Zealand Herald:
> -----
> National Story 6:30PM Friday April 13, 2007
> Tributes flow for renowned educator Dame Marie Clay
> Dame Marie Clay, one of New Zealand's most distinguished researchers
> of educational literacy has died today, aged 81.
> Dame Marie died in Auckland's Mercy Hospice, following a short illness.
> She was credited with changing the face of primary school literacy
> here and worldwide with her Reading Recovery early intervention programme.
> Education Minister Steve Maharey today paid tribute to the educator
> and psychologist and extended his condolences and sympathy to her family.
> "Dame Marie Clay has made a huge contribution to New Zealand
> education, and was one of the most distinguished researchers in
> educational literacy in the world," Steve Maharey said.
> "Her work in developing the Reading Recovery Programme in the 1980s
> won Dame Marie international recognition, and has helped many children
> in a wide range of countries," Mr Maharey said.
> The programme, which was a result of her doctoral studies, is now also
> being used in Australia, Great Britain, Canada and the United States.
> Dame Marie was born in Wellington in 1926.
> She graduated from Auckland University in 1966 with a PhD in Education.
> In 1975 she was appointed as the first woman professor at the
> University of Auckland, and has been inducted into the Reading Hall of
> Her work has been acknowledged by five overseas universities who
> awarded her with honorary degrees.
> -----
> ----------------
> Alan E. Farstrup
> Executive Director
> International Reading Association
> afarstrup@reading.org
> http://www.reading.org
> 1-302-731-1600 ext. 220

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