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ERIC Number: EJ944901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1056-3997
Instructional Approaches in Middle-Level Reading Programs: A State-Wide Profile of Focus and Support
Falk-Ross, Francine
Mid-Western Educational Researcher, v22 n2 p2-6 Spr 2009
A survey of assessment and instructional approaches to literacy education in middle schools was distributed to coordinators of reading programs in schools state-wide in Illinois to determine the alignment between existing schools' literacy program organization and new directions mandated by researchers for instruction for young adolescents. This exploratory study used questions and statements on time commitments, focused reading approaches, forms of assessment and evaluation of reading achievement, mentoring of struggling readers, and the types of extracurricular reading opportunities for middle-level students. Results indicated unbalanced emphases in literacy development. Implications for teacher education and school reorganization are discussed. (Contains 5 figures.)
Mid-Western Educational Research Association. P.O. Box 34421, Chicago, IL 60634-0421. Tel: 419-372-7401; Fax: 419-372-2828; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois