ERIC Number: ED066708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr-4
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Decoding Skills in Reading.
Two of the objectives of the field test of Minicourse 18, (teaching reading as decoding) are discussed: (1) the measurement of changes in teacher and related pupil behaviors and (2) comparisons of the effects of four reteach treatments. The main field test of the course was conducted with 63 teachers in two inner city and two suburban sites. The reteach (teaching a lesson a second time) treatment was randomly assigned by school. Videotaped pre and postcourse lessons provided the data for evaluating teacher and related pupil behavior changes, differences in reteach treatments, and comparisons for inner city and suburban teachers. Analysis of the data indicated: (A) grapheme recognition and grapheme/phoneme correspondence increased significantly, (B) grapheme/phoneme correspondence in larger letters increased in all areas except teacher use of similar spelling patterns in presenting words, (C) contextual clues in decoding, teacher response to pupil word and transfer showed significant change in all behaviors. The results indicate Minicourse 18 is effective in changing teacher performance of teaching skills which result in improved pupil learning. (WR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Assn. (Chicago, April 3-7, 1972)