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ERIC Number: ED010974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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A COMPARISON OF TWO METHODS OF READING SUPERVISION.
MORRILL, KATHERINE A.
THE ROLES OF A READING CONSULTANT IN TWO SITUATIONS--AS A CATALYST IN A GROUP AND AS A "HELPFUL FRIEND" IN A ONE-TO-ONE SITUATION--WERE COMPARED IN A 1964 STUDY. THIRTY-FIVE FIRST-GRADE CLASSROOMS AND 35 TEACHERS IN 10 SCHOOLS IN WALLINGTON, CONNECTICUT, WERE DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS. IN THE FIVE CONTROL SCHOOLS (METHOD 1), CONSULTANT HELP WAS GIVEN AT THE REQUEST OF THE TEACHER OR PRINCIPAL ON A ONE-TO-ONE BASIS. TEACHERS IN THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP (METHOD 2) WERE RELEASED FROM CLASS ONE-HALF DAY TWICE A MONTH FOR A SERIES OF GROUP MEETINGS WITH THE READING CONSULTANT TO DISCUSS PROBLEMS AND EXCHANGE IDEAS. A PUPIL-SERVICE INVENTORY WAS COMPLETED BY EACH PARTICIPATING TEACHER EIGHT TIMES DURING THE 140-DAY STUDY. STUDENT GROWTH WAS TESTED BY A BATTERY OF TESTS INCLUDING THE GATES PRIMARY READING TEST. ALTHOUGH NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES WERE FOUND BETWEEN EXPERIMENTAL AND CONTROL GROUP TEST SCORES, METHOD 2 (EXPERIMENTAL) WAS FAVORED BY TEACHERS INVOLVED IN THE STUDY. TEACHER COMMENTS ABOUT METHOD 2 AND CONSULTANT RECOMMENDATIONS ARE GIVEN. WHILE THE STATISTICAL RESULTS DID NOT FAVOR METHOD 2, THE VALUE OF THE STUDY WAS APPARENT IN IMPROVED TEACHER ATTITUDE. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "THE READING TEACHER," VOLUME 19, MAY 1966. (LS)
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Identifiers: CONNECTICUT; Connecticut (Wallington)