ERIC Number: ED105446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
An Assessment of the Attitudes of Secondary Level Teachers toward Incorporating Reading Skills with Content; Report from the Project on Conditions of School Learning and Instructional Strategies. Technical Report No. 329.
Hudson, Beverly S.
This study assessed the attitudes of secondary school teachers toward incorporating the teaching of reading skills with content. The subjects were all social studies teachers working with grade levels nine through twelve. Two groups of these teachers were administered a questionnaire--group A was composed of 21 teachers at one of four high schools in a city school system who had the services of a reading consultant; group B was composed of ten teachers in the social studies department of a suburban high school who did not have the services of a reading consultant. The questionnaire used to assess the attitudes of the teachers was a fourteen-statement inventory which asked the subjects to indicate whether they strongly agreed, agreed, were neutral, disagreed, or strongly disagreed with various statements. The results indicated that teachers from both groups saw the necessity of incorporating the teaching of reading skills in their classes, but generally, content area teachers felt inadequate to the task of incorporating reading skills without aid. (WR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Cognitive Learning.