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ERIC Number: ED117667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 189
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Teacher Competence and Effective Reading Instruction (In the Middle Elementary Grades).
Franklin, Josephine Elizabeth Seaton
In order to determine the competencies possessed by teachers who have conducted successful reading programs, a qualitative study was conducted in Area C, Chicago Public Schools. It presents the views of twelve principals who assisted in identifying fifteen teachers designated superior in the teaching of reading in the middle grades (grades four through eight). The data provided by the principals and teachers included in the sample were obtained through the use of "Principal's Guide For Determining the Competencies of the Superior Teacher of Reading: Teacher's Questionnaire,""A Professional Profile," and "An Observer's Grid." A series of fifteen questions provided a basis for the interpretation of the data. It was concluded that the competencies possessed by the urban teachers who have been designated superior in the teaching of reading in the middle grades, had a great deal to do with the personal attributes and positive attitudes toward learning of the individual teachers. The competent teacher of reading must also make studied explorations into the areas of beginning reading instruction, word recognition techniques, comprehension and interpretation skills, oral reading practices, reading in the content areas, and the availability and use of reading materials. (Author/TS)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Northwestern University