Groan! Clemson education professor says teaching reading is teaching “cognitive strategies”, unlike science

From a USA Today article on a South Carolina proposal similar to Florida’s Just Read, Florida! initiative:

Linda Gambrell, a professor of literacy education at Clemson who is on a committee at the university looking into the Read to Succeed issue, said she sees a need for teachers to have more training in how to teach reading, particularly in light of new research into how children learn to read.

“One of the big points of concern has been that teaching reading is very complex. It’s a process,” she said. “It’s not like teaching the content in other areas such as science and history and social studies. You’re really teaching cognitive strategies.”

I wonder what the folks in the Physics Education Research community would say about that.

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