Perceptions Of Literacy Policies And Procedures

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The quantative study examined teachers’ perceptions of literacy policies and procedures, and if professional developments were made available and beneficial to teachers. The methodology used was survey research. The authors kept an unbiased tone throughout the article, and used methods such as sampling, a focus group, measurement and scaling, and statistical analysis. Based on the information provided in the article, I concluded this is an objectivism epistemology.
They stated that their measurement instrument was reliable, since the test-retest (T1-T2) correlated the coefficient of stability was 0.92. This is an excellent correlation produced by the pilot group of 100 K-6 teachers who completed the survey. I must note according to the authors there was a 4 mo. span between T1 and T2, this short amount of time between the tests could explain the exceptional results. The study itself contained around 400 participants and they used the same survey for both the pilot group and study participants.
There was no hypothesis, and I’m not sure if I would call this a literature review, I would have gone more in-depth with the multiple annotations used. At least providing some results from previous studies. They provided a sufficient amount of statements. Thus, the authors do provide adequate background knowledge of policies and information regarding the 21st century literacy initiative, and the support required to insure teachers’ have the tools and knowledge necessary to effectively
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