Diffusion of Innovation: A Study of the Impact of Professional Development Practices on Coherent Implementation of Open Court Reading in the Los Angeles Unified School District

Diffusion of Innovation: A Study of the Impact of Professional Development Practices on Coherent Implementation of Open Court Reading in the Los Angeles Unified School District

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This study analyzed perceptions of the professional development practices that promoted or inhibited a coherent implementation of Open Court Reading. Interviews were conducted at the central district, in two local districts and at six school sites. Additionally, teachers were surveyed at all six sites. Findings were utilized to make recommendations that further promote the coherent implementation of any instructional initiative on a large scale. Recommendations were organized into three categories: the culture of the organization, professional development practices, and changing teacher practice.given for first through fifth grade students every six to eight weeks in the areas of fluency, comprehension, spelling, checking skills, vocabulary, and writing conventions, strategies, and applications. The formative assessments are meant to inform changes in instructional practice rather than provide an evaluation of teacher or student performance. In grades two through five, the California Standards Testanbsp;...


Title:Diffusion of Innovation: A Study of the Impact of Professional Development Practices on Coherent Implementation of Open Court Reading in the Los Angeles Unified School District
Author: Angel Jacquelynne Barrett
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007
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