Type of Culminating Activity
Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies
Teaching in an era of standards and accountability-based teaching has a direct impact on teachers and students. Narrative inquiry methodology was used to better examine the impact on the participant researcher and her students in the context of teaching adolescent literacy (Clandinin & Connelly, 2000; Montero & Washington, 2011; Schaafsma & Vinz, 2011). Over a three year period, adolescent literacy teaching methodology was examined through contrasting classroom contexts through the eyes of the teacher researcher and her students.
The following questions guided the inquiry: How has policy impacted me as a literacy teacher and the decisions I make, as well as the pressure I feel, with regards to reading programs? Which voices have guided, and continue to guide me, in the midst of an accountability-based landscape while building capacity to be an effective literacy leader? How do reading programs, in a time of accountability-based reform efforts, impact students? Implications from this study address the role of literacy leaders as active participants at school, community, and national levels, as well as suggestions for sustaining adolescent readers as they transition to high school.
Villagómez, Amanda, "Looking Back And Looking Ahead: A Narrative Inquiry of Practice Related to Reading Programs in an Accountability-Based Reform Context" (2012). Boise State University Theses and Dissertations. 347.