Date of Award:

12-2008

Document Type:

Dissertation

Degree Name:

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department:

School of Teacher Education and Leadership

Advisor/Chair:

Kay Camperell

Co-Advisor/Chair:

Francine Johnson

Abstract

Research findings indicate that many adolescents are struggling with reading. Although there is a great deal of research related to helping elementary age children to enhance their reading skills, there is less research regarding assistance for adolescent readers. Research findings also indicate the importance of the school principal in implementing, supporting, and supervising instruction. There is significantly less research available regarding processes that a principal can utilize to implement and support adolescent literacy practices. Five secondary school principals were interviewed in depth regarding how they implemented such practices. Seven Common Strands of implementation and support were found in a cross-case analysis. These Strands were also viewed through a sociocultural lens to determine the influence of socioculturalism on adolescent literacy.

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