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ERIC Number: ED055728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 10
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In-Service Training Emphasis.
Minturn, Stella
Under the Title I Secondary Reading Program in the Kansas City, Missouri School District, two to four reading consultants were assigned to each building to assist social studies and English teachers in grades 7 through 10. The reading consultants and the secondary reading coordinator were responsible for planning and conducting a monthly inservice teacher workshop. The purpose was to help the content teachers understand the nature of reading and increase their ability to teach reading skills at the same time the content is taught. As a result of an inventory questionnaire completed by participating teachers, it was decided that word recognition skills should be taught first, with at least three workshops devoted to these skills. In addition to the eight scheduled workshops, the Materials Preparation Center provided inservice sessions to help develop innovative materials and teaching strategies for secondary students. At least one workshop provided a demonstration class for teacher observation and critique. In addition, a monthly inservice meeting was conducted for the reading consultants to increase their ability in working with the teachers. The inservice program was evaluated by classroom observations made by the reading consultants and coordinator and by an evaluation form completed by teachers after each workshop. (AW)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr. 19-23, 1971