Literacy Instruction in Rural Elementary Schools in Jamaica: Response to Professional Development
Williams, Stacy A. S., Staulters, Merry L., The Journal of Negro Education
Rural educators from several elementary schools in southwest Jamaica completed pre- and post-literacy surveys. Professional training was developed and provided in response to the pre-assessment results. Literacy training combined two essential skills: (a) ongoing assessment of literacy achievement and (b) evidenced-based intervention strategies. Pre- and post-assessment results revealed that the phonics approach was the most frequently used literacy strategy. The least used method of literacy instruction was the use of ongoing or informal literacy assessments. Although the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills was modeled as an example of an ongoing assessment, post-assessment …
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Publication information: Article title: Literacy Instruction in Rural Elementary Schools in Jamaica: Response to Professional Development. Contributors: Williams, Stacy A. S. - Author, Staulters, Merry L. - Author. Journal title: The Journal of Negro Education. Volume: 79. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2010. Page number: 97+. © Howard University Summer 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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