Action Research for Improving At-Risk Students' Literacy Skills: Supporting the Professional Development of Three Teachers Throught Their Journys Integrating Multiculturalism, Poetry and Technology for Literacy Intervention
National-Louis University's Master's program in Interdisciplinary Studies in Curriculum and Instruction (IDS) focuses on an equity and social-justice-based philosophical framework, where one of our main goals is the direct impact our teachers have with their own students. Through action research projects, the IDS program guides the professional development of our teachers through this process. This symposium's theme is the action research journeys of three Florida teachers: A white teacher, an African American teacher, and a Latina teachers. Their research focus was improving at-risk students' literacy skills, They will illuminate how their teaching strategies worked to decrease the high drop-out rates within the Tampa Bay area. They will also share the results of their projects with empirical data and the impact on student achievement.
Elementary and Literacy Education Department
Bersh, L.C., Benton, P., Lewis, A. & McKenzie-Parrales M. (2011, March 26). Action research for improving at-risk students’ literacy skills: Supporting the professional development of three teachers through their journeys integrating multiculturalism, poetry and technology for literacy intervention [Paper presentation]. The 4th Annual National Conference on Equity and Social Justice, Pomona, NJ, United States.