ERIC Number: ED353550
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Literacy Project at Maplewood High School: Year 1, 1990-91.
A formative evaluation was conducted during the first year of a whole language literacy project at Maplewood High School, Ontario, Canada, which serves students who have been diagnosed as functioning below grade level. Interviews were conducted to collect descriptive information from the five Maplewood staff members involved in the project, the school administrators, and the central administrators responsible for the support and implementation of the project about the various aspects of the literacy program. Results indicated that: (1) there was a consistent broad objective held by teachers and school administrators involved in the literacy project; (2) the students involved in the project were in grades seven and eight with a reading ability level of approximately grade two and often little or no writing ability; (3) teachers used an eclectic approach in choosing teaching strategies; (4) the strategies that did not work were varied; (5) some problems arose with peer evaluation; (6) all staff members and school administrators attended staff development activities; (7) the English Language Centre was the major resource used by teachers and school administrators at Maplewood; (8) the objectives will be continued for the second year; (9) there was some uncertainty whether the students in the program in the second year would also include those in grade nine; and (10) most teachers wanted the role of the TSA (Teacher Specially Assigned) to be the same the second year. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scarborough Board of Education (Ontario). Research Centre Program Dept.