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ERIC Number: ED032997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr-29
Pages: 13
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Meeting Special Reading Needs in the Content Area Classroom.
Courtney, Leonard
Problems of teaching reading in content areas were investigated through interviews with reading teachers, content area teachers, and reading coordinators. Teachers were asked to react to a description of a hypothetical reading problem. Study of interview data showed that reading teachers generally were negative about the degree of concern for reading evidenced by content area teachers and that content area teachers who were successful were concerned about the reading needs of their students and were endeavoring to deal with them. Conclusions from the interview study do not support those of earlier studies. According to interview results there do not seem to be unidentified reading problems in secondary content areas, nor does there seem to be a reaching out of reading teachers to content area teachers. It is suggested that the work which needs to be done is to bring these teachers together, since success depends on their cooperation. (MD)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Kansas City, Mo., Apr. 30-May 3, 1969.