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ERIC Number: EJ886101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1057-3569
The Short Supply of Saints: Limits on Replication of Models that "Beat the Odds"
Wilder, Tamara; Jacobsen, Rebecca
Reading & Writing Quarterly, v26 n3 p237-263 2010
Researchers have identified effective practices that allow schools to "beat the odds" and close the reading achievement gap. Although identifying these practices is important, researchers have paid little attention to the work it takes to implement them. Through interviews with teachers who work at schools identified as beating the odds, this research documents the amount of work it takes to implement effective practices and demonstrates that this extraordinarily time-consuming work is difficult to sustain and not easily replicated. Therefore, experts must not rely on these practices alone to close the reading achievement gap. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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