THE STRUGGLING ADOLESCENT READER: AN EXAMINATION OF EFFECTIVE PRACTICES IN FOUR AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS
thesisposted on 26.06.2020 by STEVEN THOMAS TOWNSEND
In order to distinguish essays and pre-prints from academic theses, we have a separate category. These are often much longer text based documents than a paper.
Students who enter secondary school with very low reading skills generally fall further behind their peers and have poor educational outcomes. This thesis investigated four schools that have achieved excellent outcomes with struggling adolescent readers. It found that instructional and distributed leadership, interventions, supportive mainstream classrooms and a literacy focussed school culture were features evident in each of the schools. The thesis concludes with recommendations for schools having difficulty meeting the needs of those who struggle to read.