Site Visit Update: Authentic Literacy Applications in CTE

Site Visit Update: Authentic Literacy Applications in CTE

Jul 2010

A Podcast with Liz van der Mandele

Catherine Imperatore of ACTE recently spoke with Liz van der Mandele, who works with Travis Park, principal investigator of Authentic Literacy Applications in CTE: Helping All Students Learn. This study seeks to determine the impact of disciplinary literacy strategies on the reading comprehension and motivation to read for students enrolled in CTE courses by comparing the effects of literacy strategy instruction under two models of content area reading interventions and a control condition.

Travis, Liz, and the rest of the Authentic Literacy team have been collecting data and conducting interviews with teachers and students and are now analyzing those data in order to arrive at some early findings and observations. Liz shared a few of those findings in this podcast.