No Quick Fix: Rethinking Literacy Programs in America's Elementary Schools / Edition 1

No Quick Fix: Rethinking Literacy Programs in America's Elementary Schools / Edition 1

by Richard L. Allington

ISBN-10: 0807733881

ISBN-13: 9780807733882

Pub. Date: 01/01/1995

Publisher: Teachers College Press

Product Details

Teachers College Press
Publication date:
Language and Literacy Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

A Conversational Preface
Introduction: Literacy Lessons in the Elementary Schools: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow1
Ch. 1Redefining and Reforming Instructional Support Programs for At-Risk Students19
Ch. 2Flunking: Throwing Good Money After Bad45
Ch. 3Estimating Cost-Effectiveness and Educational Outcomes: Retention, Remediation, Special Education, and Early Intervention61
Ch. 4Portfolios in the Classroom: What Happens When Teachers and Students Negotiate Assessment?78
Ch. 5Literacy Partnerships for Change with "At-Risk" Kindergartners97
Ch. 6Reducing Retention and Learning Disability Placement Through Reading Recovery: An Educationally Sound, Cost-Effective Choice116
Ch. 7Eliminating Ability Grouping and Reducing Failure in the Primary Grades137
Ch. 8First Grade Teachers Provide Early Reading Intervention in the Classroom159
Ch. 9Scoring Well on Tests or Becoming Genuinely Literate: Rethinking Remediation in a Small Rural School177
Ch. 10Improving Early Literacy: Vermont Stories of Educational Change from the Bottom Up and the Top Down197
Ch. 11Change in Urban Schools with High Concentrations of Low-Income Children: Chapter I Schoolwide Projects214
Ch. 12The Implementation of the Accelerated School Model in an Urban Elementary School236
Afterword: No Quick Fix: Where Do We Go from Here?253
About the Contributors273

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