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ERIC Number: ED080962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 134
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An In-Service Program Designed to Improve the Teaching of Reading Study Skills.
Kennedy, Gary Wayne
The purpose of this study was to determine what effect a teacher in-service program in reading study skills had on teacher achievement, teacher attitude, and the relationship between pupil achievement and the in-service treatment experiences of their respective teachers of reading and social studies. Sixteen teachers and their sixteen classrooms of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders constituted the population for this study. Eight teachers were assigned to the experimental group and eight to a control group. The in-service treatment for the experimental group emphasized the teaching of reading study skills in the content fields. The in-service training program included seminars, bi-monthly consultation periods, visitations requested by teachers, and demonstration lessons requested by teachers. With the exception of the demonstration lessons, the in-service program for the control group included the same major facets. Some of the conclusions drawn were: (1) teachers in the experimental group significantly improved in reading achievement; (2) there was improved achievement in vocabulary, social studies, and study skills for pupils instructed in social studies by teachers in the experimental group; and (3) in-service training had little effect on comprehension for both teachers and pupils. (Author/WR)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh