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ERIC Number: ED071024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 197
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Miniteaching Unit: The Development of an Inservice Program for Individualizing Reading Instruction.
Auer, Nancy Beistel
The development and field testing of inservice modules for teaching skills and processes inherent in an individualized reading program and proposed refinements of these modules on the basis of field test feedback were the focus of this study. The Miniteaching Unit contained seven segments, each composed of a videotape and a corresponding workbook section. The field test was conducted over a 6 to 8 week period in two suburban elementary schools with intermediate grade teachers as participants. Data were gathered from three sources: (1) the workbook contained tests and questionnaires; (2) impartial observers visited classrooms where the program was in progress; and (3) each teacher kept an informal journal during the Unit. The data revealed the following strengths and weaknesses of the Unit: (1) the Videotape/Workbook design assured active participation; (2) the videotape model provided a clear demonstration of teaching techniques; (3) the Unit could be completed as each teacher's schedule allowed; (4) one weakness of the Unit was its relative inflexibility and its failure to provide for group interaction and dialogue; and (5) of major consideration is the need for trained technicians to plan and execute production details to insure high quality videotape. (Author/TO)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh