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Narrowing the Literacy Gap: What Works in High-Poverty Schools


reviewed by Kerri Ullucci — August 08, 2006

coverTitle: Narrowing the Literacy Gap: What Works in High-Poverty Schools
Author(s): Diane M. Barone
Publisher: Guilford Press, New York
ISBN: 1593852770, Pages: 195, Year: 2006
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Stories can be powerful learning tools. A good school story provides insight into perspectives and processes that can inform classroom practice. Narrowing the Literacy Gap: What Works in High-Poverty Schools finds its strength in telling stories about literacy and the lives of children in a high poverty school. Based on a seven-year longitudinal study, Diane Barone seeks to address why students in high poverty schools struggle with literacy. To do this, Barone follows 13 children through their elementary school experience, starting on the first day of kindergarten and continuing until they graduate from sixth grade.  Throughout the study, Barone seeks to identify ways teachers can support powerful literacy learning in their classrooms.   Methodologically, the field of literacy development needs studies like this. Research rarely looks at children’s development over long periods of time, especially in urban schools.  Through weekly classroom observations and occasional interviews with teachers, Barone follows her focal... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: August 08, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12650, Date Accessed: 10/22/2017 11:26:47 AM

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  • Kerri Ullucci
    University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
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    KERRI ULLUCCI completed her Ph.D in Urban Education at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2005. She is currently an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. Her research interests include race and racism in schools, teacher preparation and multicultural education.
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