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ERIC Number: ED023558
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Conducting an In-Service Reading Program at the Secondary Level. Grades 7-12.
Katrein, Robert M.
The importance, the characteristics, the organization, and the evaluation of effective secondary inservice reading programs are discussed. The importance of reading instruction in all subject areas and the importance of total faculty participation in the development of an inservice program are stressed. Three characteristic stages of an inservice reading program are noted: (1) stimulating the interest and understanding of the instructional staff, (2) providing encouragement and security for teachers implementing reading instruction methods in their classrooms, and (3) producing effective reading teachers. Emphasis is placed on the suggestions that attendance not be mandatory, that separate programs be provided each year for new teachers, that actual teaching problems be treated, and that the program be continuous. Two organizational suggestions propose preparatory reading committees to initiate faculty interest, and overall attendance and participation by teachers, principals, and reading consultants to insure success. Formal and informal evaluation methods are suggested, with emphasis on the 11 criteria of the International Reading Association's "Conducting In-Service Programs in Reading." Several exemplary programs are described. A bibliography and sample teacher questionnaires are included. (BS)
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