ERIC Number: ED434320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Recovery Review: Understandings Outcomes & Implications.
Askew, Billie J.; Fountas, Irene C.; Lyons, Carol A.; Pinnell, Gay Su; Schmitt, Maribeth C.
During the growth of Reading Recovery in the United States, a growing body of research has accumulated. This publication seeks to clarify for teachers, administrators, parents, and policy makers the many facets and characteristics of this early intervention program in literacy. The first section, "A Review of Reading Recovery," presents a brief description of the program, and provides explanations of program goals, teacher training and ongoing development, the research basis for the program, data collection and reporting procedures, the two positive outcomes of the intervention, and the importance of well-planned implementation. The second section, "Responses to Some Common Misconceptions," addresses 6 issues that are frequently misunderstood or misinterpreted. The third section,"Review of Research and Evaluation Related to Reading Recovery," presents both internal and independent studies that have reviewed or have investigated the program with regard to effectiveness and subsequent gains. The fourth section reviews and responds to program challenges that have appeared in both academic and general publications, while the fifth section invites stakeholders to collaborate on a shared goal--to work together to provide literacy opportunities for all children. (Contains 90 notes and approximately 150 references). (NKA)
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Instructional Effectiveness, Literacy, Primary Education, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Remedial Reading, Student Needs
Reading Recovery Council of North America, Inc., 1929 Kenny Road, Suite 100, Columbus, OH 43210-1069. Tel: 614-292-7111.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Policymakers; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Reading Recovery Council of North America, Columbus, OH.