ERIC Number: ED361680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun-23
Reference Count: N/A
Reading/Writing Immersion: A Decision Making Literacy Development Project. Teacher Survey Year One (White House Plain School Division #20).
Bravi, Gerald D.; Madak, Paul R.
A study investigated teachers' attitudes concerning the first year of the Reading/Writing Immersion (R/WI) project, which assisted early years teachers in the White Horse Plain School Division, Manitoba, Canada, to become more effective in working with students who were at-risk of failing to develop reading and writing performance goals. Eleven of 12 participants in the project completed or partially completed surveys. Results indicated that: (1) the location and overall quality of meetings were satisfactory; (2) overall, the materials and reading used in the study group phase of the project were useful; (3) site visits were either very useful or somewhat useful, and the visits were considered as important as other components of the project; (4) in most instances, the project was meeting participant expectations, except that some participants did not expect to be so actively involved in developing objectives, collecting data, and writing reports; (5) participants were very satisfied with support provided by university staff members; (6) the reports helped participants make connections between study group materials and classroom practice, develop an implementation plan for year 2, evaluate the value of the project, and evaluate student progress; and (7) participants indicated that they had learned a number of new skills and were already using them in their classrooms. Recommendations include: continuation and expansion of the project; continuation of the study group meetings; devotion of more planning and time to debriefing sessions after site visits; and continuation of participants' assessment of student outcomes. (The survey instrument with tabulations of data for each question is attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg. Student Support Branch.
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Univ., Winnipeg. Faculty of Education.