ERIC Number: ED097668
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
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Those Who Can (Read), Do; Those Who Can't (Read), Teach!
Bomont, Charles C.
This paper reports the results of a study for determining the reading vocabularies of graduating seniors majoring in education. The vocabulary section of Form A of the Nelson-Denny Reading Test was administered to ninety-eight graduating seniors at a major Southwestern State university. An analysis of the data revealed that only the teachers of English as a group scored above the national median for college seniors. The median score for all other teaching classifications represented in this group ranged from the forty-first percentile for early childhood teachers down to the seventeenth percentile for physical education teachers. A further analysis of the data according to teaching level revealed that the elementary teacher trainees scored better as a group than did their colleagues in secondary education. Comparisons between elementary and secondary teachers in the fields of English, physical education, and history-social studies all favor the elementary teachers. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Unpublished paper prepared at New Mexico State University