ERIC Number: ED133697
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Implementing and Evaluating In-Service Programs for Content Teachers.
Steele, Jeannie L.; Laffey, James L.
The importance of inservice training in the field of reading instruction, especially for secondary-level teachers in the content areas, is clear. Teachers must become personally involved with the reading task and must be provided with time to prepare and evaluate instructional materials. In order to assess the effectiveness of teacher-developed strategies for integrating reading into the other subject areas, five high school teachers and one junior high teacher participated in a study conducted at Montevideo High School, Rockingham County School System, Virginia. Participants designed and developed materials such as study guides, structured overviews, skills-teaching formats, and vocabulary extension programs, for use in their subject areas. Evaluation of these materials by both teachers and students indicated a high level of satisfaction with their use. In addition, on attitude testing following the study, teachers revealed a more positive understanding of the relationship between the teaching of reading skills and students' ability to grasp the textual material in the content areas. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association Southeastern Regional Conference (4th, Jacksonville, Florida, February 18-21, 1976); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document