CUISR Brown Bag Lunch Presentation - Saskatchewan Summer Literacy: An Evaluation of the Summer Reading Program in Saskatchewan

Bring your lunch and join us:

Presentation: Saskatchewan Summer Literacy: An Evaluation of the Summer Reading Program in Saskatchewan

Guest Speaker: Dr. Suresh Kalagnanam, associate professor, Accounting, Edwards School of Business and CUISR Research Associate

Friday, October 9, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Boardroom
Station 20 West
1120 20 St. W, Saskatoon

There is a strong relationship between literacy and academic success. Without being able to read, comprehend, and communicate, students will struggle with their education. To address literacy needs and promote a literate population, the Ministry of Education in cooperation with Saskatchewan public libraries has committed to developing a coordinated provincial strategy and evaluation around the activities and outcomes of the yearly Summer Reading program.

This presentation will report on methods and findings of this research project designed to achieve the following:
Facilitate the creation of a methodology to evaluate the Summer Reading Program across the province
Develop a set of baseline program data of public library summer reading practice in the public library systems