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ERIC Number: ED354494
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 33
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Whole Language: What Is It?
Newton, Debra Lee
This report of qualitative findings, gathered from four sources, presents guidelines to promote implementation of whole language. The report uses Donald Ely's (1990) conditions for change as a framework. These conditions are: dissatisfaction with the status quo, the existence of knowledge and skills, availability of time and resources, participation, commitment, leadership, and presence of rewards and incentives. After a brief description of whole language, the report presents individual case information on two reading specialists, a school teacher, and a reading coordinator who were involved in the process of changing to whole language. Based on analysis of the cases, it appeared that while Ely's conditions were still present, they required a slightly different interpretation and some modification, and the report then lists and discusses 10 conditions specifically for whole language implementation that emerged from the analysis. Twenty references and a list of 16 interview questions are attached. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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