[AAACE-NLA] FW:Adolescent Literacy Assistance
Janet_Isserlis at brown.edu
Thu Mar 23 08:53:22 EST 2006
Corwin and all
Have a look at this (from the Literacy BC site)
The New School @ Surrey - For the past three years, Literacy BC and School
District 36 (Surrey) have operated a demonstration classroom for at-risk
youth aged 15 to 16 with significant literacy difficulties. The youth had
either dropped out of school or were highly likely to do so because of their
low attendance, behavioural issues, and failure to complete previous grades.
The program has been remarkably successful at accomplishing its goals.
Students have stayed in school, developed necessary skills, and moved back
into traditional and alternative high school classes with a high likelihood
of graduating. Because of its success, District 36 has institutionalized the
program, doubled its size, and is actively encouraging other districts to
adopt its promising practices.
The New School Canada - Project Update Spring 2005 (PDF)
The New School @ Surrey - Project Update July 2003 - (PDF 296k
go to http://www2.literacy.bc.ca/research.htm to access the reports.
> The following message is from Corwin Spivey (corwins at literacypartners.org).
> David C.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Corwin Spivey [mailto:corwins at literacypartners.org]
> To: National Literacy Advocacy List sponsored by AAACE
> Subject: Adolescent Literacy Assistance
> Hello all, I am looking for research materials on adolescent literacy and
> programs operating. All help is greatly appreciated.
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