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ERIC Number: ED015851
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
Pages: 9
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Reference Count: 0
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ATTITUDE OF HIGH SCHOOL CONTENT AREA TEACHERS TOWARD THE TEACHING OF READING.
OLSON, ARTHUR V.
TO DETERMINE THE ATTITUDES OF CONTENT AREA TEACHERS TOWARD READING INSTRUCTION, THE RESPONSES TO A CHECKLIST OF 20 PRACTICES RELATED TO READING IN THE CONTENT AREAS WERE COLLECTED FROM 585 JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH TEACHERS REPRESENTING SEVEN CONTENT AREAS. THE RESPONSES TO FIVE ITEMS ON THE CHECKLIST INDICATED, GENERALLY, (1) THAT TEACHERS FELT TEXTBOOK MATERIALS WERE SUITED TO THE READING LEVEL OF STUDENTS, (2) THAT TEACHERS GROUPED FOR DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION, (3) THAT THEY KNEW THE READING LEVEL OF TEXTBOOKS USED, (4) THAT THEY KNEW THE READING SKILLS NEEDED IN THEIR AREAS, AND (5) THAT THEY DID NOT PROVIDE OTHER READING MATERIALS FOR NONREADERS. WHEN THE RESPONSES OF FEMALE TEACHERS, MALE TEACHERS, AND PRINCIPALS WERE COMPARED, VARIATIONS AND INCONSISTENCIES WERE NOTED. FEMALE TEACHERS FELT THAT THEY ALMOST ALWAYS SUITED TEXTBOOK MATERIALS TO THE LEVEL OF STUDENTS AND THAT THEY TAUGHT THE NEEDED READING SKILLS ALMOST ALWAYS ADEQUATELY. MALE TEACHERS WERE LESS POSITIVE THAT MATERIALS WERE SUITED TO THE LEVEL OF STUDENTS AND FELT THAT THEY TAUGHT THE NEEDED READING SKILLS ADEQUATELY SOMETIMES. THE PRINCIPALS, HOWEVER, FELT THAT THE TEACHERS DID NOT ADAPT MATERIALS TO THE LEVEL OF STUDENTS AND THAT THEY DID NOT TEACH NEEDED READING SKILLS AS ADEQUATELY AS THEY CLAIMED. A COPY OF THE CHECKLIST IS INCLUDED. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL READING CONFERENCE (TAMPA, NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 2, 1967). (NS)
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Identifiers: UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA