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ERIC Number: ED051982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 21
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Modifications in Teachers' Questioning Behavior in the Development of Reading Comprehension and a Series of Supervisory Conferences.
Trosky, Odarka S.
The relationship between teacher questions and a series of supervisory conferences designed to modify those questions from recall and recognition to higher levels of comprehension was investigated. Five Toronto, Ontario, third-grade teachers were randomly selected to participate in the study, and their progress was recorded through individual case-study reports. The first two conferences were intended to make teachers aware of type of questions and levels of comprehension, and the final conference gave teachers an opportunity for self-analysis of changes in their behavior. Tapes of classroom reading lessons were made previous to each conference for use in the conference. As a result of the conferences four of the teachers made modifications of their behavior, decreasing the number of recognition questions. Two teachers made the changes at the end of the first conference, the others by the end of the second. The fifth teacher, who did not actually make changes, indicated an understanding of how to do so after the self-analysis conference. It is suggested that supervisory conferences such as those used in this study might be of benefit in inservice programs. References and tables are included. (MS)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr. 19-23, 1971