This article presents the results of a study that examined teachers’ implementation of a new basal reading program in six schools in an affluent northeastern school district. The purpose of this study was to determine teachers’ perceptions of the helpfulness of a basal reading program manual, their attitudes toward basal readers as a reading method, and to systematically examine teachers’ actual use of these materials. This mixed method descriptive study employed qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. Findings reveal that teachers hold favorable perceptions regarding the core reading program. Concomitantly these teachers have concerns about completing all aspects of the program as well as not having adequate instructional and reading materials for advanced readers.
Reisboard, Dana and Jay, Annemarie B. (2013) "Teachers’ Perceptions: Transitioning from Teacher-Selected Reading Materials to Implementing a Core Reading Program" e-Journal of Balanced Reading Instruction 1(2), article 6. Available at http://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/jblri/vol1/iss2