University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Carolyn Behrman

‘The Culture of Reading’ in a Public School

Ethnography, Service-Learning, and Undergraduate Researchers

By: Carolyn Behrman

Scores from a 2002 standardized Reading Proficiency Test for fourth graders surprised the principal of Wensleydale Elementary School (pseudonym). Her school is typical for its urban Ohio district, sharing all the issues of funding, stiffing, unions, uneven student background and preparedness, and decaying facilities faced by other urban, public schools in the U.S. The principal […]