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ERIC Number: EJ815343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 73
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Building a Community in Which Everyone Teaches, Learns, and Reads: A Case Study
Gilrane, Colleen P.; Russell, Lisa Anne; Roberts, Melba L.
Journal of Educational Research, v101 n6 p333-349 Jul-Aug 2008
The authors evaluated the effectiveness of a professional development effort that was part of a 2-year Reading Excellence Act grant in a high-poverty, rural elementary school in the southeastern United States. The authors analyzed data sources, including observations, semistructured interviews, focus-group interviews, school climate inventories, teacher questionnaires, and teacher narratives and found the following conditions of teacher reflection and change: (a) a voice in determining professional development needs, (b) structures in place (e.g., materials, time, and space for collaborative planning) to support teaching, (c) support personnel available, and (d) access to useful information about student learning. (Contains 9 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Reading Excellence Act