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Neighborhood Bridges: 2010-2011 Evaluation Report
Ingram, Debra (Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement, 2011)
 

Title 
Neighborhood Bridges: 2010-2011 Evaluation Report

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Issue Date
2011-07

Publisher
Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement

Type
Report

Abstract
Neighborhood Bridges is a nationally recognized literacy program using storytelling and creative drama to help children develop their critical literacy skills and to transform them into storytellers of their own lives. In 2010-2011, students in twenty-five classrooms from eleven schools in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area participated in The Children’s Theatre Company’s Neighborhood Bridges (Bridges) program. The Children’s Theatre Company contracted with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI) to evaluate Bridges in these classrooms. The purpose of the evaluation was to measure the quality of Bridges implementation and assess student learning in the areas of writing; knowledge and skills in theatre; retelling and dramatization; and critical literacy. Highlights from the results of the evaluation study are discussed below.

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Suggested Citation
Ingram, Debra. (2011). Neighborhood Bridges: 2010-2011 Evaluation Report. Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://purl.umn.edu/139264.


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