Educational Administration, Department of


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2009 Pro>Active Publications


Journal ofWomen in Educational Leadership. Vol. 7, No. 4---0ctober 2009 ISSN: 1541-6224


A mixed methods study was conducted to examine female juvenile delinquents' opinions and reactions on nine language-based literacy activities. Forty-one participants ranging in age from 13 to 18 years responded to a survey consisting of nine multiple-choice items and one open-ended question concerning the use- fulness of activities. Quantitative and qualitative findings revealed the majority of participants found the activities to be very useful. From 410 comments, five key themes emerged on positive opinions about usefulness, personal examples of use, negative opinions about usefulness, metacognitive and self regulation skills, and predictions of usefulness with future students. Examples of all activi- ties that could be implemented through a Response to Intervention model are available on www.unl.edulbarkley/presentlsanger/documents/ resources.shtml under the language-based literacy activities link.