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Winter/Spring 2015
Oct 27, 2016
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EDL 6504 - Literacy Research
The primary objective of this course is to help students/literacy specialists in-training to become more knowledgeable "consumers" of literacy research. Students are introduced to the research process, research designs, and the differences between quantitative and qualitative research. Students are taught how to critically examine and evaluate each of the sections of a literacy research report. The aforementioned is accomplished through a careful examination of several research reports that have as their subjects students ranging in age from pre-school through adolescence. Applications of research findings to classroom literacy assessment/instructional practices is stressed; the importance of classroom-based "action research" is also stressed. The secondary objective of this course is to increase students' understanding of the following literacy concepts: literacy models and processes, word identification, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, receptive/expressive vocabulary, literacy assessment (formal and informal), the reading-writing connection, and sociocultural issues related to literacy acquisition/ development. Prerequisite(s): EDL 5500.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Education Division
Literacy Education Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

(Graduate level EDU 5500 Minimum Grade of D- or Graduate level EDL 5500 Minimum Grade of D- or Graduate level EDU 500 Minimum Grade of D-)

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