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ERIC Number: EJ793089
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Partnerships for Improving Literacy in Urban Schools: Advanced Reading Development Demonstration Project
Reading Teacher, v61 n8 p674-680 May 2008
How many times have researchers and professional developers approached you or your school with "the answer" to improving literacy achievement? How did it work out? If changes occurred during the engagement with these outside partners, what remained after the project ended? Did such efforts lead to lasting change and improvement in student performance? If your experiences are typical and align with past experiences, your answers to these questions are probably "Many times," "OK while it lasted," "Not much," and "Not really." The Advanced Reading Development Demonstration Project (ARDDP) sought to change these answers by redefining school district-university partnerships and thereby making capacity building at the school and district level the explicit goal of these partnerships. Capacity building was seen as the linchpin for sustainable and ongoing performance improvements.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001