Austria

Austria

Jutta Kleedorfer

Professor of German Language and Literature at the Pedagogical Academy of Vienna working in the field of preservice teachers training and vocational training. She is a reading specialist, her fields of expertise are reading promotion, reading assessment and juvenile literature. She has been vicedirector of the International Institute for Children s and Juvenile Literature, Vienna (1990-1995), is general secretary of the Austrian Reading Association, the Austrian section of IRA (International Reading Association) and the national representative of IDEC (International Development of European Committee). Internationally she is member of the IRA PISA/ PIRLS task-force group. Nationally she is involved in various projects pp. Ministry of Education for the development of school programs, of literacy and special reading programs. She has acted as national coordinator of the EU-project BARFIE (Books And Reading for Intercultural Education). She is editor of " Bausteine des Lesens ", of the rubric " Info : Lesen ", author of teachers ressource materials, didactic articles and books.