ERIC Number: ED113700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The 1972-73 Field Test of the Prereading Skills Program. Technical Report No. 310.
Kamm, Marga R.; Pittelman, Susan D.
This report documents the 1972-73 field test of teacher training techniques for the Prereading Skills Program. The program is a kindergarten-level instructional program designed to prepare children for beginning reading instruction. Four teachers in three Wisconsin schools participated in the field test of teacher training techniques. Fourteen teachers in schools where the Prereading Skills Program had been used during the 1971-72 school year provided evaluative information on program materials and activities. The teacher training evaluated in the field test took the form of workshops. Information relating to the effectiveness of the teacher training workshops was gathered by means of questionnaires, observations, and interviews. Analysis of the data indicated that teachers would be able to implement the Prereading Skills Program after less extensive workshops or perhaps without any workshops at all, provided that supplementary information on the use of specific components was included in the teacher materials. After further revision, the Prereading Skills Program will be used again by teachers who used the 1971-72 and 1972-73 field test editions. (Author/RB)
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.