Title

The Impact of Volunteerism: A Community Comes Together to Support Childhood Reading and Literacy

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

5-1-2010

Conference Name

American Educational Research Association

Conference Location

Denver, CO

Peer Review

Contributed

Abstract

This project reports the first-stage findings of a community-wide effort to improve third grade reading and literacy in a midsized urban community in the United States. Four elementary schools were initially chosen as data sites to collect student 3rd grade assessment scores (n = 250) on reading and literacy from the state exam to determine the impact of the program. Data was also collected using a survey instrument from the volunteer recruits (n = 100) that focused on their motivation and perspectives of learning. Baseline data was collected in the fall of 2008 and the spring of 2009. An analysis of the literacy data is discussed along with volunteer responses on the survey instrument.

Disciplines

Education

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