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ERIC Number: ED550699
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 180
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2679-5404-6
Select Novice Elementary Teachers' Perceived Knowledge and Implementation of High-Quality Reading Instruction
Bumstead, Stacey
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Sam Houston State University
The purpose of this mixed methods study was to examine select novice teachers' perceived knowledge of high-quality reading instruction, explore the extent that select novice teachers implemented high-quality reading instruction into their own classrooms, and to investigate any factors that explain the similarities and differences between select novice teachers' perceived knowledge of high-quality reading instruction and how reading is implemented in their own classrooms. Interviews, observations, and field notes were examined. Three meta-themes emerged from the cross-case analysis: (a) level of conceptualization, (b) level of support, and (c) time orientation (i.e., here and now or reality of the classroom). The results of the cross-case analysis indicated that the majority of participants (3 of 5) possessed a medium to high conceptualization of high-quality reading instruction. Moreover, participants implemented components of high-quality reading instruction less than 40% of the time. Several factors that were identified as explaining similarities and differences between the perceived knowledge of high-quality reading instruction and how it was implemented in the classrooms included lack of resources, time, and support. The results of this study hold implications for both teacher education and principals to provide additional support for novice teachers and future research requires an intensive examination of the levels of support principals provide for novice teachers. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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