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How Well is Reading Recovery Really Working in New Zealand? Reply to Chapman, Greaney and Tunmer

Sue McDowall

In the New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies Chapman, Greaney and Tunmer (2007) criticise a recent study of Reading Recovery (RR) carried out by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research for the New Zealand Ministry of Education (McDowall, Boyd, Hodgen & van Vliet, 2005) largely because it 'failed to examine the most important question, which is: are the specific procedures and instmctional strategies of the RR programme more effective for at-risk-readers than either doing nothing, or implementing some other one-to-one (or small group) tutoring programme?' (p.17). They also question the robustness of the methodology in relation to the study findings.

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