ERIC Number: ED333333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May-7
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of the Instructional Reading Practices of New Teachers in Three States.
A study investigated the ranking by first-year teachers of how much support instructional practices in reading received by universities, administrators, colleagues, and parents. Subjects, 110 new teachers in Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico, completed the survey. Results indicated that administrators, colleagues, and parents encourage use of basal readers, workbooks, and writing activities while universities encourage language experience, writing activities, learning centers, and free, silent reading. Anecdotal data that 19 teachers submitted on the backs of their surveys reinforces the conclusion that a disparity existed between teachers' training programs and their schools' expectations in the area of reading instruction. The anecdotal data also revealed the full range of pleasure and pain associated with making the transition from student to professional in the field of education. (The entire text of the teachers' comments is included; the survey instrument is attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Colorado; New Mexico; New Teachers; Teacher Surveys; Texas
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (36th, Las Vegas, NV, May 6-10, 1991).