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ERIC Number: ED352613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 203
Abstractor: N/A
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A Case Study of the Environment of Reading Recovery within a Selected School Setting.
Meece, Nell Shelton
A case study gathered information about the environment of Reading Recovery, a one-on-one tutorial approach to helping first-graders who have problems learning to read, in an elementary school in an upper middle class suburb of Columbus, Ohio. Interviews were conducted with the five Reading Recovery students, their Reading Recovery teacher, mothers of the five students, the school principal, other teachers, and a Reading Recovery teacher trainer. Data also included observations and recorded descriptions. Results indicated that: (1) a picture of Reading Recovery emerged that reflected much of what has been written about it; (2) processes such as child-centeredness, the teaching of strategies, and home-school relationships were supportive of the program; (3) many principles of good teaching were observed in the Reading Recovery classroom; (4) the program, while following a master plan, is nevertheless unique; (5) the use of trade books and writing in both the Reading Recovery and the regular classroom provided congruence with regular classroom activities; (6) all students made progress, and four of the five students were discontinued from the program; and (7) opinions about the program from those involved directly and indirectly were mostly positive. (Eleven figures illustrating various aspects of the Reading Recovery program and data collection procedures are included; a list of target questions for classroom observation, six forms to record a variety of information, prepared interview schedules, verification instructions, classroom diagrams, suggestions for a second-year follow-up study, and 72 references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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