ERIC Number: ED089239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Feb-15
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Curriculum Revision for the Improvement of Reading Instruction in Southeast Kansas. Final Report.
The purpose of this project was to determine if the present undergraduate and graduate reading curriculum at Kansas State College of Pittsburg (KSCP) should be revised to better prepare teachers to teach reading to rural disadvantaged youth in Southeast Kansas. A survey instrument was developed and sent to teachers who had attended KSCP within the last three years and had received training at the under undergraduate and/or graduate level. The 182 respondents who returned the surveys reported their preparation for teaching reading according to the level(s) of courses taken. The surveys were analyzed in terms of: teachers having taken only an undergraduate reading methods course, teachers having taken only a graduate reading methods course, and teachers having taken courses both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Teachers were also asked to suggest improvements in five areas of coursework: skills, methods, materials, diagnosis, and remediation. Based on the results of the survey, a trends and practices course entitled "Materials in Reading" will be introduced to the curriculum committee and Faculty Senate for adoption. (WR)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Coll. of Pittsburg.