Coursework Dates & Time:
December 8, 9, January 5, 6, 19 & 20, 2019 (snow dates: January 26 & 27)
Bay Path University
Philip H. Ryan Health Science Center
1 Denslow Road
East Longmeadow, MA
This course will provide the definition of scientific research and a review of reading research. The focus will be on the importance of using research to guide evidence-based instructional practice in literacy. The first section of the coursework will discuss and define scientific research, examine three types of research studies (longitudinal research, meta-analysis, and clinical trials) and present guidelines for evaluating the quality of particular research studies. The course will examine the differences between research and opinion in educational publications. The second section of the course will give a historical perspective, citing pivotal studies and referencing educational research together with special education law, from the early days of the field of literacy research and instruction to the present day.