How budget cuts affect literacy development in the elementary school setting

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Title

How budget cuts affect literacy development in the elementary school setting

Description

MS Ed: Teaching Literacy

Abstract

Recent budget cuts have drastically impacted elementary schools; depleting funding for the amount of supplies and materials educators use. One area in which these reductions are most critical is in the success of struggling readers and writers. Literacy is an important skill across all subject areas. Therefore, having the proper materials and resources to reach out to those struggling readers is essential. This study surveys teachers and an assistant principal of a nearby elementary school in Staten Island, NY, of how these recent cuts affected them within their own classroom. Results indicated that with these recent cuts schools were forced to cut support staff and resources essential for students to succeed.

Creator

Alfano, Alaina

Date Accepted

2011

Contributor

Preskill, Stephen
Zanfini, Mary
Gonzalez-Acquaro, Katia

Rights

U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this work. It is provided by Wagner College for scholarly or research purposes only. Commercial use or distribution is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder.

Is Part Of

Wagner College Electronic Thesis Collection

Format

application/pdf

Extent

55 pages

Language

eng

Type

Text

Identifier

Ed_2011_Alfano_How

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Citation

Alfano, Alaina, “How budget cuts affect literacy development in the elementary school setting,” Wagner College Digital Collections, accessed September 23, 2017, http://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/15561.