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ERIC Number: ED071034
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Pages: 160
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Teacher Behavior and Pupil Performance Related to a Training Program for In-Service and Preservice Teachers Based Upon Minicourse Eighteen: "Teaching Reading as Decoding."
Strickler, Darryl J.
The objectives of this investigation were (1) to study the effects of Minicourse Eighteen, "Teaching Reading as Decoding," upon the development of 27 specific teacher behaviors related to teaching reading decoding skills in a panel of 33 inservice and preservice teachers; and (2) to study the effects of teacher training, or lack of training, with Minicourse Eighteen upon pupil performance in reading. In the study of teacher behavior it was found that the teaching behavior of the sixteen inservice and preservice teachers trained with Minicourse Eighteen changed in the expected direction between pre- and postcourse criterion lessons. Consistent differences were also found between the postcourse teaching behavior of the sixteen teachers trained with Minicourse Eighteen and the seventeen teachers who did not receive the training. The training appeared to be more effective for preservice teachers than for inservice teachers. When the criterion of pupil performance was applied to assess the effects of the training of inservice teachers, it was found that pupils in the classes of teachers trained with Minicourse Eighteen made significantly greater gains in reading achievement over a fourteen week period. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Buffalo.