ERIC Number: ED162257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Practical Constraints on Secondary School Content Area Reading Programs.
Googins, Roger C.
The ideas of Randall J. Ryder (see related document) regarding secondary content area reading programs may be supplemented with other suggestions about teacher training and staff development. Among the suggestions are the following: content area teachers should be helped to use reading materials near students' reading levels. The certification process for reading personnel can be strengthened by demands on colleges and universities to be more consistent in course content and quality. Elementary and secondary content area teachers should communicate regularly and share techniques for reading instruction. There should be district commitment to content area reading instruction, and teacher training programs could be implemented in each school by a building-level reading coordinator assisted by an advisory group. Additional state or federal funding would be necessary for such a program. In the planning and development of content area reading programs, a needs assessment should be performed; the staff development program should include administrators, begin with formal training sessions, and move from large group participation to departmental involvement; there should be incentives for teachers to participate; building-level leadership should be used whenever possible; and a program of maintenance should be planned. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (23rd, Houston, Texas, May 1-5, 1978); For related documents, see CS004379, CS004387, CS004389, and CS004392