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Fletcher, Jo; Nicholas, Karen – Education 3-13, 2018
ABSTRACT In New Zealand schools, the focus continues to be on improving the reading achievement of all students situated across a range of socio-economic groups. This is particularly so for our young adolescent students, where research investigations have indicated some concerning trends which influence reading development for this age group. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Early Adolescents, Case Studies
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Fletcher, Jo – Education 3-13, 2017
Young adolescents are at a critical stage in their schooling. They are consolidating and improving their reading skills. By exploring what supports these 11- to 13-year-old students in reading from a wider systemic perspective, educators and policy-makers can better understand the complex factors which support reading development. This article…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Reading Skills
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Fletcher, Jo; Greenwood, Janinka; Grimley, Michael; Parkhill, Faye – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2011
Many studies show that school leadership is a key factor in supporting change within schools, but few have specifically considered the impact leadership has on gains in students' reading outcomes. This article focuses on factors that typify leadership in schools where such gains have been identified and explores the nature and quality of…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Instructional Leadership