ERIC Number: ED037305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Research in Reading in the Content Areas: First Year Report.
Herber, Harold L., Ed.; Sanders, Peter L., Ed.
The two-fold role of the content area secondary school teacher in teaching content and in teaching learning process is investigated. A research model, called the Structured Overview, showing the relationships among basic elements of the study of the secondary school curriculum is presented, and assumptions clarifying the perspective of the nature and purpose of reading instruction in the content areas used in this research are listed. From this comprehensive research model, several areas were selected for short term iterative studies which are reported in this monograph. In Section One, Comprehension, a theoretical construct of levels of comprehension and the development of an evaluative instrument for this construct are explicated. In Section Two, Lesson Structure, a theoretical paper on the Structured Overview, entitled "The Use of Vocabulary as an Advanced Organizer," is followed by practical application of the Structured Overview model to biology, English, Mathematics, and earth sciences. In Section Three, Attitude Scales, procedures for construction of an attitude scale and a report of the use of one with social studies students and the use of a scale by students to assess teacher performance are presented. Projections for continuing the research into the second year are given. Tables and references are included. (CM)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Cognitive Processes, Comprehension, Content Area Reading, Curriculum Research, Intellectual Development, Models, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Student Attitudes, Teacher Evaluation, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Reading and Language Arts Center.