ERIC Number: ED350596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Implementing Innovative Elementary Literacy Programs. Program Report.
Schwab, R. G. Jerry; And Others
This four-document collection describes the implementation processes of dramatically improved literacy programs in elementary schools which are leading the move to restructure literacy education in the Northwest (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington). The first document in the collection, "Strategies for Improving School-Wide Literacy Programs: A Regional Depiction" (R. G. Jerry Schwab and others), is a depiction of the goals, innovations, implementation strategies, and barriers and facilitators of change in 41 elementary schools noted for their progress in literacy education. Following the depiction, the collection presents three case studies of individual schools' development of innovative teaching and social organization: "Adventures at Alki Elementary: A Case Study of School-Wide Literacy Change" (Sylvia Hart-Landsberg); "Transformation on the Tundra: A Case Study of School-Wide Literacy Change" (R. G. Jerry Schwab); and "West Orient's Dramatic Performance: A Case Study of School-Wide Literacy Change" (Sylvia Hart-Landsberg). Three figures presenting the characteristics of the K-5 early childhood model school, the recommended transition timeline, and West Orient's T-shirt design are included. Research methodologies for the depiction and case studies, and the Equity in Early Literacy Depiction Study interview questions and focus topics and protocols are attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.
Identifiers: Alaska; Idaho; Montana; Oregon; Washington
Note: A product of the Equity in Early Literacy Project. Literacy, Language and Communications Program.