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ERIC Number: ED177534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jan-9
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Factors Affecting Reading Achievement.
Felsenthal, Helen
A review of literature indicates that schools with effective reading programs tend to have common characteristics, such as a strong commitment to improved reading; a competent teaching and administrative staff; clearly defined objectives; a structured, intensified program; adequate assessment techniques; a variety of materials; and parental support and involvement. Many of the problems concerning the teaching and learning of comprehension result from a lack of basic knowledge of comprehension processes; and although research is currently studying the comprehension process, a gap still exists between what is known and what is practiced. Research to translate existing findings into instructional strategies is sorely needed, and transmitting such information to teachers also presents a problem. Continuing teacher education seems to offer both the greatest promise for improving reading and yet, in terms of time and resources, the greatest problem. (Author/RL)
Research for Better Schools, 444 North Third St., Philadelphia, PA 19123 ($1.50)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
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