Supporting schools and teachers to improve students' reading achievement in rural communities (2011–2014)

Abstract:
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.
Grant type:
ARC Linkage Projects
Researchers:
Funded by:
Australian Research Council