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ERIC Number: ED022646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul-15
Pages: 21
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A Workshop in Reading Research.
Rothrock, Dayton G.
A 1-week workshop in reading research was held at McPherson College, Kansas, for 101 beginning teachers of reading and reading specialists to help them understand reading research literature and to encourage involvement in research. The workshop included lectures by authorities in the field, discussion periods, field trips to local summer reading programs, and reports by visiting researchers. The areas covered in discussion were research design in reading, needed research in reading, research on the diagnosis and remediation of reading disabilities, the gifted child in reading, television and reading interests of children, and success in beginning reading. An elementary statistics quiz and an attitude survey on reading research were conducted. Results showed that the participants had little background in elementary statistics and research and that their attitudes toward reading research were changed considerably by the workshop. They were convinced that research is not just for graduate work and that the new approaches to reading instruction and the use of reading machines are not adequately supported by research. A working syllabus is included. (NS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: McPherson Coll., KS.