Title page for ETD etd-08142008-092027

Type of Document Dissertation
Author Ainsworth, Mary "Kitty" Taylor
Author's Email Address kta@cox.net
URN etd-08142008-092027
Title An Investigation into the Implementation of the Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum Reading/English Language Arts in Selected First Grade Classrooms
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Department Educational Theory, Policy, & Practice
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Cheek, Earl Committee Chair
Lafayette, Robert Committee Member
Wandersee, James Committee Member
Blanchard, Pam Committee Member
Freeman, Craig Dean's Representative
  • Comprehensive Curriculum
  • No Child Left Behind
  • curriculum
  • high-stakes testing
  • school accountability
Date of Defense 2008-07-09
Availability unrestricted
This case study investigates the implementation of the Louisiana Comprehensive Curriculum English Language Arts in selected first grade classes. The teaching of the specific language arts skills, listening, speaking, reading, and writing, as directed the the Comprehensive Curriculum is examined. Four first grade teachers from a large urban school district, from an original sixteen first grade teachers, are observed during the hour and a half literacy instruction block once a week over a period of four weeks. These same four teachers are interviewed one-on-one by the researcher during the two interview sessions. Three themes developed throughout the observation from all four classes: phonics instruction, reading instruction, and language arts instruction. The investigation determined that this sampling of grade one teachers were implementing the Comprehensive Curriculum English Language Arts by means of integrating the instruction into both the phonics instruction and reading instruction.
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