Dr Jennifer Buckingham - 'Reading Recovery: A Failed Investment' Centre for Independent Studies

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Dr Jennifer Buckingham - 'Reading Recovery: A Failed Investment' Centre for Independent Studies

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:56 am

Dr Jennifer Buckingham writes a clear summary exposing the manipulation of findings featured in so many reports on the expensive and flawed Reading Recovery programme:

Reading Recovery: A Failed Investment

Jennifer Buckingham


https://www.cis.org.au/app/uploads/2019/02/pp15.pdf?

However, recent studies in three countries have provided strong evidence that Reading Recovery does not have significant positive effects in the medium or long-term. An Australian study showed a negative effect of participation in the program two years later.

Despite the lack of evidence supporting a sustained positive impact of Reading Recovery, many schools and school systems continue to invest heavily in it. This comes at a high cost both to education budgets and to the children who do not benefit from the program, and would have achieved better outcomes with a more effective intervention.
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Re: Dr Jennifer Buckingham - 'Reading Recovery: A Failed Investment' Centre for Independent Studies

Postby Debbie_Hepplewhite » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:07 am

I'm cross-referencing this thread with further information alerting people to the lack of transparency of Reading Recovery research - which is 'pinned' on the 'General Forum':

The Reading Wars and Reading Recovery: What Educators, Families, and Taxpayers Should Know

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=861

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