Building Their Stories: Electronic Case Studies of Struggling Readers
Reading Horizons Volume 47, Number 1, ISSN 0034-0502
Ten university graduate students created electronic case studies describing the learning of struggling readers as a part of this study designed to yield insights about literacy education and the efficacy of electronic case study development. A variety of data, analyzed through a qualitative content analysis, revealed understandings regarding participants' perceptions about themselves as learners, ideas about their influences on students, and revelations about literacy instruction. A final theme revealed that, as participants reflected upon their own learning; they also voiced a commitment to literacy teaching that went beyond their personal classroom settings. Further, researchers gained insights about how to better prepare literacy educators, as well as how to more effectively integrate technology into the case study process.
Atkinson, T.S. & Williams, S.C. (2006). Building Their Stories: Electronic Case Studies of Struggling Readers. Reading Horizons, 47(1), 27-46.