ERIC Number: ED031498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
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The Teaching of Reading by English Teachers in Public High Schools: A National Survey. Interim Report.
McGuire, George K.
Focusing on the teaching of reading, this study investigated the educational preparation, teaching practices, and personal attitudes of English teachers in public high schools throughout the United States. Questionnaires were mailed to 2004 randomly selected secondary school members of the National Council of Teachers of English. Results from a 60% response indicated that (1) a large majority of teachers in the sample felt a need for teaching reading in high school and accepted this responsibility, (2) most teachers who gave reading instruction felt inadequately prepared to teach reading, (3) teachers' preparation for teaching reading has not significantly improved in recent years, and (4) better prepared teachers used more recommended reading practices and noted their own effectiveness in teaching reading more favorably than did those less well-prepared. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, Reading, Reading Difficulty, Reading Improvement, Reading Instruction, Secondary School Teachers, Self Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Background, Teacher Education, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Responsibility, Teaching Methods
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Illinois State-Wide Curriculum Study Center in the Preparation of Secondary English Teachers, Urbana.