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ERIC Number: ED040010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 14
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Teachers' Reading of the News.
Weaver, W. Phillips
Certain aspects of the cognate background, especially the social science background, of those who teach young children were investigated. The sample population was 164 inservice teachers taking course work through the University College of the University of Maryland. Behind the study was the feeling that children are not being made aware of the great social problems of the times. Investigated via questionnaire were the news reading habits of the sample population. The teachers were asked to indicate newspaper and news publications read, approximate amount of time spent in reading them, and the importance placed on various types of articles. The teachers were also given the 1968 Time Current Events Test. In conclusion, the author posed three questions he felt should be answered in order to avoid many children being taught by teachers with serious gaps in their social studies backgrounds. Tables and three short reactions to the paper are included. (NH)
"Position Papers in Reading: Reading in the Total School Curriculum," Louise F. Waynant, Ed., p. 128-41. University of Maryland, College of Education, College Park, Md. 20036
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Note: Paper presented at the Maryland Reading Institute, Silver Spring, Md., Oct. 2-4, 1968