ERIC Number: ED085652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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A Research Investigation of a Literary Teaching Model, Project DELTA (Developing Excellence in Literacy Teaching Abilities).
Ruddell, Robert B.; Williams, Arthur C.
The basic purpose of Project DELTA (Developing Excellence in Literacy Teaching Abilities) was to design, implement, and evaluate an inservice professional development model to enhance literacy teaching abilities, thereby effecting substantial impact on children's reading-language achievement. Five instructional strands were developed: (1) oral and written expression, (2) literature and self-concept, (3) comprehension and critical thinking, (4) decoding and (5) parent participation. A preservice teacher training component was also developed at the on-site location. Formative data conclusions offer support that teacher behavioral change did indeed occur as reflected in achievement growth by children in kindergarten and grades one, two, and three. Many of these reading-language gains were not only significant statistically but significant from a practical, applied standpoint as well. In addition, summative data conclusions provided insight into the process and content of model development. Complete descriptive and statistical data are included in the final report. (TO)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Critical Thinking, Decoding (Reading), Inservice Teacher Education, Language Acquisition, Language Usage, Literature Appreciation, Parent Participation, Primary Education, Reading Comprehension, Self Concept, Speech Communication, Teaching Models, Teaching Skills, Writing (Composition)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.