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ERIC Number: ED399518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov-29
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Implementing Large Scale Change in Literacy Instruction: A Second Look.
Bridge, Connie A.; And Others
A study examined whether Kentucky primary teachers were adopting the changes in literacy instruction recommended in the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA/1990) which, in part, encouraged the use of whole language and integrated reading/language arts approaches and the teaching of writing as a process. The study employed direct classroom observations and teacher interviews with 96 subjects, selected by random sample from 24 schools in Kentucky's 8 regional service center areas. Results indicated that approximately 70% of teachers were using recommended practices in reading and writing instruction and 60% were using authentic methods of literacy assessment. Half or more of the teachers were having difficulty implementing continuous progress, using flexible grouping, and varying their instruction to meet individual needs. Teachers were also having difficulty sharing control with students. It appears that statewide mandates in literacy instruction and assessment can bring about changes in teachers' instructional practices. (CR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Kentucky Education Reform Act 1990