Principals' Perspectives on Adolescent Literacy Implementation and Support in Secondary Schools: Views through A Sociocultural Lens
Research findings indicate that many adolescents are struggling with reading. Although there is a great deal of research related to helping elementary age children to enhance their reading skills, there is less research regarding assistance for adolescent readers. Research findings also indicate the importance of the school principal in implementing, supporting, and supervising instruction. There is significantly less research available regarding processes that a principal can utilize to implement and support adolescent literacy practices. Five secondary school principals were interviewed in depth regarding how they implemented such practices. Seven Common Strands of implementation and support were found in a cross-case analysis. These Strands were also viewed through a sociocultural lens to determine the influence of socioculturalism on adolescent literacy.
School:Utah State University
School Location:USA - Utah
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Keywords:adolescent literacy principal leadership
Date of Publication:12/01/2008