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ERIC Number: ED071023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 229
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A Conceptual Model for the Improvement of Reading Instruction in the Content Areas in Secondary Schools.
Anthony, Homer Bruce
The purpose of this study was to develop a conceptual model which may be used by administrators and teachers to implement a program designed to improve reading instruction in the content areas in secondary schools. Nine goals were extracted and one goal was extrapolated from the literature and placed in an open-ended opinionnaire. Principals, teachers of reading, and content area teachers from 74 Arizona secondary schools were asked to express agreement or disagreement with the validity of the goals and to identify those forces they felt were helping or hindering the attainment of the goals. Nine of the ten goals were considered valid by 27 principals, 34 reading teachers, and 283 content teachers from fourteen content areas. The conceptual model was constructed from a synthesis of the goals with the data. The results included implications for the following areas: (1) setting of reading proficiency levels, (2) university preservice instruction, (3) student involvement in curriculum decisions, (4) contributions of content area teachers to reading instruction, (5) assessing educational priorities at the secondary level, and (6) decision-making structures within the local school. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Arizona State University