ERIC Number: ED064688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-14
Umbrella for Reading: Evaluation of Inservice Education on Reading.
Bernstein, Margery R.
Primary teachers, aides, and volunteers participated in an inservice training program based on: prerequisites of reading; teaching materials and techniques; diagnostic tests of reading skills; beginning reading; and developing comprehension. Evaluative procedures included: (1) a pre and posttest on factual content, (2) showing videotape of a diagnostic study and selecting five areas in need of remediation from a list of 10, (3) from a list of 25 items selecting five that best suited the child described, (4) computing readability, (5) preparing a case study, (6) administering pre and post attitude and interest inventories, and (7) reports on aides and volunteers. It was concluded that the program was successful in achieving objectives related to: (A) knowing prerequisites for a reading task, (B) using diagnostic tests and assessing reading difficulties, (C) selecting appropriate methods and materials for a given child, (D) judging the difficulty of a passage, and (E) helping aides and volunteers work effectively with children. The program did not result in measurable changes in children's attitude toward reading; however, the objectives for aides and volunteers were achieved. (Appendixes are included for procedure, methods, and materials used.) (WR)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mamaroneck Public Schools, NY.