ERIC Number: ED098555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
An In-Service Program Designed to Change Teacher Questioning Behavior During the Teaching of Reading Comprehension.
Bean, Rita M.
The effect of a competency-based inservice program in questioning on teacher questioning behavior during the teaching of reading comprehension was investigated in this study. Fourteen intermediate teachers, randomly assigned to an experimental and control group, were observed before and after the program by trained observors who classified teacher questions into one of the five categories described in Barrett's Taxonomy of Cognitive and Affective Dimensions of Reading Comprehension. Both groups of teachers completed pre- and post-tests measuring their ability to classify and construct questions at various levels. A criterion-referenced test was administered to students of all the teachers before and after the inservice program. The inservice program included stated competencies, type of competencies, criterion behaviors, and instructional resources. Teachers in the experimental group participated in learning experiences related to each of the competencies. It was concluded that the competency-based inservice program designed for this study seemed to be effective in changing teacher questioning behavior at specific levels of questions and in training teachers to write questions at various levels. Performance of students of participating teachers was not affected by the inservice program. (Author/TO)
Descriptors: Competency Based Teacher Education, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Questioning Techniques, Reading Comprehension, Reading Research
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh