ERIC Number: ED458537
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Solid Foundation: Supportive Contexts for Early Literacy Programs in Maine Schools.
Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
This report provides a summary of the preliminary investigations conducted by the Early Literacy Workgroup in Maine's schools, and is designed to serve the following purposes: articulate a set of interrelated, common characteristics of successful literacy programs; extend to schools an invitation to dialogue about effective literacy practices and supportive school and community contexts; provide schools a place to begin examining their own practices, and a recursive model for doing so; and inform the Center for Inquiry's continued examination of literacy practices in Maine. The report presents its information in the following order: a summary of the research design used to gather data; an examination of common characteristics revealed in the analysis of the data, including a description of a recursive model for effecting change; and a set of preliminary conclusions, implications, and questions for further dialogue in local school districts among professional development service providers, as well as policymakers. (Includes 6 tables. Appendixes include a 17-item bibliography of references, a guide to dialogue, the survey used in the investigation, and literacy resources.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Beginning Writing, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Emergent Literacy, Primary Education, Professional Development, Reading Instruction, State Programs, State Surveys, Writing Instruction
Center for Inquiry on Literacy, Maine Dept. of Education, 146 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0146.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Northeast and Islands Regional Educational Lab. at Brown Univ., Providence, RI.
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
Identifiers - Location: Maine