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ERIC Number: EJ917533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1938-8071
An Investigation of Current Secondary Reading Programs
Harmon, Janis M.; Hedrick, Wanda B.; Wood, Karen D.; Vintinner, Jean
Literacy Research and Instruction, v50 n2 p105-119 2011
While there has been growing interest in the last few years to address the literacy needs of adolescents, this interest comes when alarming numbers of students are challenged by academic literacy demands in high school. Many students entering high school without passing state assessment examinations are required to take developmental reading classes. While we have made strides in documenting the need for competent reading teachers and in understanding what secondary reading programs should look like, our understandings about these reading programs and the teachers in these programs are sporadic and ill defined. This investigation examined 21 high school teachers' preparation to teach struggling readers, the methods and materials they were using, and their own perspectives about the nature of their programs. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; North Carolina; Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress