Supporting schools and teachers to improve students' reading achievement in rural communities (2011–2014)
This research will improve the reading achievement of students in rural and mining communities by building
school capacity and enhancing teachers¿ knowledge of teaching reading. A series of studies will provide a professional learning model involving co-teaching, coaching, and mentoring that can be used to create a more knowledgeable and effective teaching workforce. This research will also assess the validity of specific approaches to reading instruction and intervention. School-
community engagement around reading will contribute to stronger relationships between schools, communities and mining companies and lead to greater social cohesion and economic productivity.