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ERIC Number: ED561459
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 195
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3034-0524-2
Identifying Research-Based Teaching Strategies in Reading to Close the Achievement Gap for Low Socio-Economic Children in Texas
Brownlee, Steven Albert
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Texas A&M University - Commerce
This study examined the effects of scientifically research based (SRB) teaching strategies on the learning of students living in poverty in a Educational Service Center (ESC) Region VI of East Texas. By interviewing teachers within academically successful campuses with high economically disadvantaged student populations, an accurate assessment was made of the specific SRB teaching strategies being successfully implemented. To qualify for participation in this study, an elementary school must have has a minimum of 60% of it students on free or reduced lunch, 60% of its students representing a minority subpopulation, and the school must have met the state requirements to be classified as an academically recognized or exemplary campus from 2009 2011 based on the Texas Assessments of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS). The teachers within the sample population repeatedly cited the necessity of addressing the personal needs of economically disadvantaged students before successful academic intervention could take place. Students living in poverty primarily function on the first level of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs pyramid. Once a relationship is established between the student and teacher and basic survival needs are addressed, teachers then offered many viable SRB teaching strategies in reading. While somewhat varied in their approaches, each teacher interviewed maintained the importance of addressing five core areas when teaching reading: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. [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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Identifiers - Location: Texas