ERIC Number: ED248759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Vocabulary Instruction in Georgia's Postsecondary Reading Programs. College Reading and Learning Assistance Technical Report 84-06.
Stahl, Norman A.; Brozo, William G.
The vocabulary development curriculum offered by developmental reading programs in Georgia postsecondary institutions was studied. A total of 49 reading specialists from 39 institutions completed a questionnaire that covered: emphasis placed on vocabulary development, practices followed in expanding students' vocabularies, and the materials used for instruction. Practices of the following types of institutions were compared: community colleges, four-year colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools. The following issues were identified for further consideration: no single vocabulary text was endorsed by a majority of respondents; respondents did not always assess vocabulary knowledge with the proper instruments; review of teacher-made instruments is needed; and specialists appear to favor a skills-based approach to vocabulary instruction. Specific texts and assessment instruments used by the schools are identified. Appendices provide information on: regular testing activities undertaken at the schools; diagnostic testing practices; specific tests used for assessing vocabulary instruction; formats for test items; instructional methods; instructional elements (i.e., words in context, pronunciation skills); and instructor-designed activities. A study questionnaire is included. (SW)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Reading Consultants, Reading Materials, Remedial Reading, State Surveys, Student Evaluation, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Technical Institutes, Tests, Universities, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see HE 017 624-626.