ERIC Number: ED329728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
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Home Economics and Social Studies Teachers' Use of the Reading Process.
Holliday, Sharon; And Others
Home economics and social studies teachers' perceptions of their ability and use of the reading process were compared. Data were gathered through a reading survey instrument given to 82 home economics teachers who later participated in workshops on integrating the reading process into the curriculum. The same instrument was mailed to 100 randomly selected social studies teachers, with 81 responses. A Likert-type scale measured use of and ability to use 27 principles and practices related to the reading process. Personal information about teachers and classes was also collected. Findings indicated that social studies teachers had higher amounts of instruction in reading. Social studies teachers spent more time reading in class, and their students spent more time outside class reading. A t-test showed that social studies teachers' usage was greater in three of four areas. Significant differences existed between the teachers' mean scores relating to ability in the four areas of reading. In all cases, the social studies teachers' perceived ability was greater. Recommendations were implementation of a content area reading course requirement for preservice home economics teachers and inservice education on the reading process. Research recommendations concerned classroom observation and assessment of use of the reading process by other content areas. (YLB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Content Area Reading, Directed Reading Activity, Educational Research, Home Economics, Home Economics Teachers, Reading Assignments, Reading Processes, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (Cincinnati, OH, December 1990).