ERIC Number: ED418403
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Beyond Effective Practice to Schools as Host Environments: Building and Sustaining a School-Wide Intervention Model in Beginning Reading.
Kame'enui, Edward J.; Simmons, Deborah C.
OSSC Bulletin, v41 n3 Spr 1998
Suggesting that a missing link between effective practices and their sustained implementation is the "host environment" into which practices, programs, procedures, and pedagogy are translated, this bulletin describes the need for prevention and intervention models in beginning reading that are anchored to the school as the host environment. The model is developed at the school-building level for a particular host environment and for the long term; anchored to ongoing student performance in priority subject areas; customized by collaborative grade-level teams to fit and take hold at the school-building level; and tethered to a centralized data-management system. The paper contains three major sections: (1) a conceptual framework for understanding and mapping the complex and multiple contexts of schools; (2) a set of "big ideas" for designing effective beginning reading instruction for students in kindergarten through grade 3; and (3) the features of a school-wide intervention model customized for beginning reading. Contains several unnumbered figures and 66 references. (RS)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Early Intervention, Educational Environment, Models, Primary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Reading Instruction, School Culture, Theory Practice Relationship
Oregon School Study Council, 213 Education Bldg., 1571 Alder St., College of Education, 1215 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1215 (nonmember price: $15; member price: $10; discount 10% for 10-24 copies and 20% for 25 or more copies).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ., Eugene. Coll. of Education.