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dc.contributor.authorPatel, Sheilpa
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-27T01:43:52Z
dc.date.available2012-03-27T01:43:52Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.citationPatel, S. (2010). Reading at risk: why effective literacy practice is not effective. Waikato Journal of Education, 15(3), 51-68.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1173-6135
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6149
dc.description.abstractThe gap between high and low achievers in reading is wide in New Zealand compared to other countries as shown in PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study) 2001 and 2006 studies. Students of minority backgrounds and low socio-economic status are over-represented in the low achieving category. As the primary response to reduce the achievement gap, the Government developed and distributed the literacy teaching reference Effective Literacy Practice in Years 1 to 4. This article examines Effective Literacy Practice against current scientificbased international research in the teaching of reading, with particular emphasis on the teaching of reading to students at risk. Research evidence shows that an explicit and systematic approach to teaching reading is critical to the success of reading achievement with at-risk students. With a heavy leaning towards incidental learning, Effective Literacy Practice fails to provide teachers with the necessary knowledge to effectively teach the critical components of reading.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherFaculty of Education, University of Waikatoen_NZ
dc.rights© 2010 Waikato Journal of Education. It is posted here by permission for personal use.en_NZ
dc.subjectreading achievementen_NZ
dc.subjectrisk factorsen_NZ
dc.subjectreading instructionen_NZ
dc.subjectreading researchen_NZ
dc.titleReading at risk: why effective literacy practice is not effective.en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.15663/wje.v15i3.81
dc.relation.isPartOfWaikato Journal of Educationen_NZ
pubs.begin-page51en_NZ
pubs.elements-id35617
pubs.end-page68en_NZ
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.volume15en_NZ


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