About Me

Dr Alison Davis is the director of Vision Education, a professional development company specialising in delivery of professional development to schools and leaders in literacy, assessment, school self review and school change. Alison has a wide range of experience and expertise in the development of school and organisational based professional development. She is a well known and highly respected as a leading literacy researcher, writer, speaker and staff trainer. She is particularly known for her research on reading comprehension and for leading initiatives focused on accelerating and sustaining improved levels of literacy achievement. She has extensive experience in working in Asia, Australia, the Middle East, New Zealand and the United States.

Alison is also the author of a number of teacher resources to support explicit instruction of reading and writing for students in years 1-8.

These resources are

Teaching Reading Comprehension (2007)

Building Comprehension Strategies (2011)

Strategies for Comprehension: Informational Text – module 1, module 2, module 3, module 4 (2012)

Effective Writing Instruction (2013)  Available Now!


She was also on the New Zealand national writing team and advisory group for the following teacher resources: Effective Literacy Practice years 1-4; Effective Literacy Practice years 5-8; Oral language handbook years 1-3; Oral language handbook years 4-8; Literacy Learning Progressions





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