Literacy Program Evaluation and Development Initiatives for P-12 Teaching

Literacy Program Evaluation and Development Initiatives for P-12 Teaching

Salika A. Lawrence (Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, USA)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: September, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 309
ISBN13: 9781522506690|ISBN10: 1522506691|EISBN13: 9781522506706|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0669-0


Teacher leadership is a critical component of effective curriculum assessment and professional development. With teacher-led inquiry being utilized, schools can better improve their learning programs.

Literacy Program Evaluation and Development Initiatives for P-12 Teaching is a pivotal resource for the latest research on the benefits of using teacher educators to facilitate the assessment and improvements of school literacy programs. Highlighting a range of relevant topics on professional learning and teacher leadership, this book is ideally designed for school administrators, teachers, researchers, and academics.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Common Core State Standards
  • District-Wide Evaluation
  • Educational Technologies
  • Instructional Coaching
  • Pre-service Teachers
  • Professional Learning Communities
  • Self-Directed Professional Development
  • Teacher Formative Assessment

Reviews and Testimonials

Educators from the US provide 14 chapters on how coaches can conduct evaluations and facilitate professional development experiences in literacy programs from preschool through 12th grade. The chapters focus on literacy program evaluation, including tools, methods, and processes for evaluation, and instructional coaching based on teacher formative assessment and input; collaborative and professional learning in program development, including professional learning communities and the role of coaches; and teacher leadership aspects, with discussion of the use of technology, teacher research, the role of teacher self-efficacy, and teacher preparation for leadership.

– Protoview Reviews

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Salika A. Lawrence, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of literacy at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York. She is a former middle and high school teacher, and literacy coach with the New York City Department of Education. For more than 15 years Dr. Lawrence has worked alongside teachers and students in their classrooms to support implementation of research-based practice. Her research interests include content area literacy, critical literacy, adolescent literacy, and teacher education and professional development.