ERIC Number: ED038261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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Developments Which Are Needed for Improved Teaching of Comprehension and Study Skills.
Schindler, Alvin W.
The author believes that instruction for the development of comprehension and study skills in elementary and secondary schools is frequently accidental and inadequate. To some extent the blame may be placed on teachers and classroom conditions, but it also must be shared by authors of textbooks on reading instruction, by instructors who offer courses on the teaching of reading, by authors of basal readers and workbooks, and by supervisory personnel who work with teachers in classroom situations and inservice programs. All these individuals must develop more uniformity in their identification of comprehension and study skills, must help teachers really understand and use the skills which they are to teach, must promote the use of various informative reading materials for reading instruction, and must help teachers develop procedures which can be applied effectively in meeting these responsibilities. The author gives suggestions as to how these responsibilities can be met. Four short reactions to the paper are included. (Author/NH)
Descriptors: Comprehension, Content Area Reading, Elementary Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Study Skills, Teacher Responsibility, Teaching Methods
Speaking to the Issues: Position Papers in Reading, p. 57-75, University of Maryland, College of Education, College Park, Md. 20742
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