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Action Plan for a Literacy Program - Governance and Ethics1Action Plan for LiteracyProgram–Governance, and EthicsKatrice McKindleyEDD 8208Leading and Managing Literacy Programs
Action Plan for a Literacy Program - Governance and Ethics2IntroductionLiteracy programs are the foundation of student's literacy development. A literacy programrequires several elements, procedures, and guidelines in place for it to be efficient.An effectivereading program develops reading competence in all students and is based on proven practices.When determining the needs of learners in the design of P-12 reading programs, one mustconsider students background knowledge and what materials are being used to assist withstudent's literacy development.As a literacy leader, it is critical to have an understanding of allethical, regulations, and guidelines of all districts and states.The purpose of this paper is toanalysis literacy leadership skills and ethical practices for a literacy improvement plan forstudents failing to meet state and district mandates. To discuss how early literacy programs canhelp these students meet their full literacy needs.Also, to identify the necessary resourcesavailable to meet all students literary needs.Ethical Literacy LeadershipThe development of a well-rounded literacy program is contingent on strong andinformed leadership.Literacy today is not just about reading and writing it is an integration ofseveral content areas.Literacy leadership must ensure the needs of every child is being metregardless of their, background and learning abilities.Irvin et al. ( 2007) believe, the role ofschool leaders is to ensure that students experience regular, consistent, and high-qualityinstruction in content-area literacy (Irvin, Judith L., et al., 2007, pg. 52).Not every child can beexpected to be on the same level when learning to read which means there has to be program setin place to meet the needs of every individual student. Cooper (2011) state, no matter where eachchild falls on the literacy continuum, they can all contribute or participate in some way duringthis valuable time of applying skills and strategies (Cooper, 2011).It is up to leaders and
Action Plan for a Literacy Program - Governance and Ethics3teachers to make sure when designing a literacy program they keep in mind the ethical dilemmasthat may occur.It is the responsibility of leadership to make sure all policies, mandates, andregulations are beginning implemented to meet the needs of students who are struggling in theirliteracy development.Literacy leaders have the responsibility to make sure teachers approachliteracy support does not become a haphazard mentality.It is up to the literacy leaders to holdeveryone accountable and make sure every student's need is being met.Multiple state statutesrequire extra instructional support for students who fail to meet the passing standard on a stateassessment or who exhibit academic difficulties. In the state of Texas, there are standards and

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