ERIC Number: ED475852
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May-20
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of the Second Adolescent Literacy Workshop: Practice Models for Adolescent Literacy Success.
Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.
A workshop held in Baltimore was the second of two designed for the purpose of developing specific recommendations for research on adolescent literacy. Together these workshops, jointly sponsored by government and private sector entities, draw on the knowledge and experiences of researchers and practitioners who work with adolescents and their reading challenges. This workshop brought together primarily practitioners to present models in practice that address issues of adolescent literacy and to seek commentary from the individuals attending the workshop. The first part of this summary report presents a background discussion of the rationale for the workshop, highlights from the welcoming remarks, key issues from a review synthesizing the recent research on how reading develops during adolescence and the kinds of literacy instruction that can best meet the various needs of adolescents, and comments from meeting participants during the discussion period. The second part of the report presents synopses of four reading models being implemented in various parts of the country, with distinct instructional approaches--during the meeting, a discussion period followed the presentation of each model (the Corrective Reading model, the LANGUAGE! model, the Strategic Reading Course model, and the Strategic Instruction model). A synthesis of the comments made during all four discussion periods is presented at the end of the summary report because comments are applicable to all models. (NKA)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Instructional Effectiveness, Intervention, Models, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Research and Development, Research Needs, Secondary Education, Student Needs, Theory Practice Relationship, Workshops
For full text: http://www.nifl.gov/partnershipforreading/adolescent/.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.