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ERIC Number: ED447489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Pages: 36
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Reading and Writing Gains for Maori Students in Mainstream Schools: Effective Partnerships in the Rotorua Home and School Literacy Project.
Glynn, Ted; Berryman, Mere; Glynn, Vin
The Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust with support from the Ministry of Education funded a home and school literacy project in nine Rotorua primary schools. The project funded each school to train a home-school liaison worker (either a school staff member or a community person) to assist schools in developing a working partnership with the students' parents or whanau (family) members. This paper reports on data across the nine schools from a group of 70 maori students in English medium education. Approximately half of the participating students in each school (school group) were randomly assigned to receive support from the project's reading and writing procedures implemented at school. The remainder (home and school group) received additional support from the home and school partnership procedures implemented by their school's liaison worker and the research team. Pre- to post-program reading and writing gains for students in the home and school group were generally greater than those for students in the school group. However, a number of students in several schools achieved gains in the school program that were as good as or better than those achieved by those in the home and school program. Further, most schools were able to apply, and improve on, reading and writing gains from the home and school program when working subsequently with their remaining students. (Contains 25 references and 6 tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand