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ERIC Number: ED041720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May-8
Pages: 10
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Applying Research in Reading to Classroom Instruction in Social Studies.
Estes, Thomas H.
The focus of this paper is on three questions: (1) What reading skills are important to social studies achievement? (2) How can these skills be operationally defined for research and practice? and (3) How can the application of such research findings be effected? Several sources of research and discussions on reading and its relation to content areas are cited. It is pointed out that required reading skills generally fall into the areas of comprehension, vocabulary, and study skills. Operationalizing definitions of skills is discussed and the conclusion reached is that to effect application of research findings to classroom practices, teachers must be involved in researching ideas to be applied in the classroom. A five-step applicative research model is described. The underlying concept in applicative research is explained as adapting a research idea to a limited and/or unique setting. The research findings must then be tested by replication with other groups. Figures and references are included. (WB)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association conference, Anaheim, Cal., May 6-9, 1970