2. Literature Review

All stakeholders will participate in the review of relevant literature. Teachers, staff, administrators, parents, students and all interested community members will find, read, reflect and report on relevant literature they find regarding the critical learner need. Literature will include not only research articles, but also relevant materials from books, newspapers, magazines, web sites, television, radio, etc. 

The purpose of the literature review is to situate our critical learner need and learn about this particular phenomenon from those who have also faced similar issues. How did others address this problem? How pervasive is this problem outside our local context?

The literature review will guide our interventions. What solutions did others employ? What strategies and interventions did others utilize? Were they able to solve their issues? Are their situations similar to ours? 

The literature will also provide context and comparison to our own collected data. Do their findings correspond to our own? 

(McMillan & Schumacher, 2006, pp. 74-76; Hubbard & Power, 2003, pp. 134-143)