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A Heuristic Narratological Case Study of the Literacy Experiences of High School Seniors in an Urban High School, by Daniel C. Ryerson

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A Heuristic Narratological Case Study of the Literacy Experiences of High School Seniors in an Urban High School
Title
A Heuristic Narratological Case Study of the Literacy Experiences of High School Seniors in an Urban High School
Statement of responsibility
by Daniel C. Ryerson
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The intended purpose of this heuristic, narratological, descriptive case study is to capture the individual experiences of a group of urban high school students as they pertain to literacy developmental opportunities. The theoretical framework utilized to organize the information and attempt to create meaning was constructed using four conceptual strands. The first strand is the examination of a growing gap in high school literacy achievement levels over the past five decades. The second strand questions the need for the creation of a working definition that identifies what key literacy practices entail. The third strand examines the current literacy instructional practices utilized at the high school level. The final strand examines the impact school leadership has on academic achievement. Based on the theoretical framework and methodology utilized for this research study, five case studies were used to try and better understand the research question "what can the personal narratives and life-long literacy experiences of urban high school students' reveal as to the practices required to effectively improve literacy skills?" There were also three sub-questions; (1) What instructional experiences create the productive learning environments? (2) What is the relationship between cultural expectations and experiences and literacy development? (3) What role does school leadership play in developing and supporting the literacy practices found in urban high schools? The data utilized to examine these questions was document analysis, observations, and individual interviews. The findings of the study were surprising in that they point to influences beyond classroom practices as hindering student literacy attainment most significantly. Implications for leadership suggest that a shift in focus away from instructional pedagogy and towards student supports that address fundamental needs of a non-instructional nature can dramatically influence a student's ability to acquire foundational literacy skills
Cataloging source
UMK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
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Ryerson, Daniel C.
Degree
Ed.D.
Dissertation note
(School of Education).
Dissertation year
2019.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Kansas City,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1947-
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Caruthers, Loyce Ellenor
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literacy
  • High school students
  • Language arts (Secondary)
Label
A Heuristic Narratological Case Study of the Literacy Experiences of High School Seniors in an Urban High School, by Daniel C. Ryerson
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Publication
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Note
  • "A dissertation in Education."
  • Advisor: Loyce Caruthers
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-275)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Review of the literature -- Methodology -- Findings -- Conclusion and recommendations -- Appendix A. Interview Protocol -- Appendix B. Observation Protocol -- Appendix C. District Consent Form
Control code
1102595410
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (276 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1102595410
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A Heuristic Narratological Case Study of the Literacy Experiences of High School Seniors in an Urban High School, by Daniel C. Ryerson
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A dissertation in Education."
  • Advisor: Loyce Caruthers
  • Vita
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-275)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Review of the literature -- Methodology -- Findings -- Conclusion and recommendations -- Appendix A. Interview Protocol -- Appendix B. Observation Protocol -- Appendix C. District Consent Form
Control code
1102595410
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (276 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
mixed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1102595410
System details
  • The full text of the dissertation is available as an Adobe Acrobat .pdf file; Adobe Acrobat Reader required to view the file
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web

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