ERIC Number: ED254837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Secondary Reading: What High School Teachers Think. A Research Study of Secondary Teachers' Opinions on the Need for Teaching Reading Skills.
Lloyd, Bruce A.
To discover the opinions of high school teachers regarding the need for teaching reading skills, an amended Vaughan Scale was administered to 388 teachers in 15 high schools in Michigan. The questionnaire consisted of 15 questions to which teachers responded on a Likert-type scale. The results supported the following conclusions: (1) teaching reading skills to students is not a waste of time, (2) reading teachers should not be the only ones to teach students how to study, (3) teachers should teach students how to think on an interpretive as well as literal level, and (4) teachers should show that they, too, enjoy reading. Twenty references are listed. (HOD)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Content Area Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role
Bruce A. Lloyd, Reading Resources Center, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association (18th, Denver, CO, February 7-9, 1985). Funding provided by a grant from the Faculty Research Fund of Western Michigan University.