ERIC Number: ED126445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Developing an Inservice Reading Program Based on Teachers' Need and Receptivity.
Dillner, Martha H.
This paper presents a model by which research data may be used to develop inservice programs in reading, based on teachers' needs and receptivity. An instrument was produced in which skills thought to be essential to reading instruction were described by 34 competencies. Teachers were asked to rate themselves in the teaching of reading according to their current levels of competency and their desired levels of attainment. Each of the 34 competencies was measured on four dimensions: the ability to know, to use, to diagnose, and to prescribe for both current and desired levels. Based on the responses of approximately 2000 inservice elementary school teachers, four categories of skill attainment were delineated: reading skills, basal reading skills, organizational and assessment skills, and peripheral reading skills. A scoring key then was generated by which may be assessed teachers' needs and receptivity to the teaching of various reading competencies. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (21st, Anaheim, California, May 1976)