ERIC Number: ED507336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Differentiation in Middle Level Literacy Classrooms: The Students Speak
Roe, Mary F.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual National Reading Conference (Albuquerque, NM, 2009)
This investigation explores middle level students' perceptions of differentiation. It was guided by the following purposes: (1) to identify students' understandings of differentiation, (2) to understand their responses to differentiated literacy instruction provided in their classrooms and schools, and (3) to understand students' views of the challenges and successes of their teachers' differentiation attempts. Findings stem from semi-structured interviews and a year long observational period of urban, rural, and suburban classrooms. Student Interview Questions are appended.
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Student Attitudes, Individualized Instruction, Middle School Students, Teaching Methods, Student Motivation, Teacher Effectiveness, Interviews, Observation, Student Characteristics, Learning Activities, Teacher Influence, Family Influence, Student Participation, Peer Influence, Teacher Role, Classroom Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A