This study assesses the efficacy of using an intensive professional development program to improve preschool teachers' practices related to early literacy. A mixed methods approach was employed to review secondary data from a federally-funded Early Reading First Grant. The population studied consisted of thirty-one preschool teachers at four diverse programs serving low income children located in the mid-western urban community of Grand Rapids, Michigan.Since it is shown that literacy instruction is more effective when teachers have advanced educational levels, ... these types of professional development experiences have been effective with kindergarten through twelfth grade teachers, all who ... the Early Reading First (ERF) program was created to fund aquot; Centers of Excellenceaquot; that serve children from low-income families. ... That quasi -experimental design examined a treatment group of 28 (of the 30) ERF 2003 grantee sites and aanbsp;...
|Title||:||Intensive Professional Development in Early Literacy Instruction for Preschool Teachers|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|