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ERIC Number: ED078355
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 214
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A Paradigm for Teacher-Education in Reading Instruction Based upon the Perceptions of Selected Elementary Teachers in Dade County, Florida.
Sherwood, Charles Frederick
The purpose of this study was to develop a program for preservice preparation of elementary classroom teachers of reading for the triethnic schools of Dade County, Florida. This purpose had three aspects: (1) to investigate attitudes of teachers toward the three major groups in the county--whites, blacks, and Cubans; (2) to determine the components in an undergraduate reading methods program that were perceived as vital by a majority of inservice teachers; and (3) to determine whether teachers of different groups perceived varying needs in their own preparation for teaching reading that should be considered in improving an undergraduate program. A sample of 131 teachers was drawn from six elementary schools and a Likert-type questionnaire was administered to them. A Semantic differential scale was used to assess teachers' attitudes toward their pupils and a sentence completion instrument provided open-ended stimuli for reactions to preparation, programs, materials, and administrative factors. The results indicated that there were no significant differences in teachers' attitudes toward the three ethnic groups, but that teachers of children in the predominantly black schools differed from their colleagues in that they expressed a need for greater understanding of their pupils' emotional, developmental, and behavioral problems. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Miami