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ERIC Number: ED134969
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Continuing Search for the Effective Reading Teacher.
Blair, Timothy R.
Pronouncements emphasizing the importance of the teacher in any reading program are shown time and time again in the literature. Exactly what teacher characteristics make a difference and what relationships indeed exist between teacher performance and student reading achievement has been a continuing puzzlement to educational researchers. Research areas and expert opinion which deal with teacher attributes and teacher performance and the effect of these on students' performance have been reviewed. The existence of teacher behaviors aimed at individualizing instruction lent support to a study, conducted by the author, hypothesizing a positive relationship between teacher effort and student achievement in reading. Significant differences in student achievement in reading, in relation to teacher effort in selected areas in the teaching of reading, were found. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Reading Association of Ireland (Dublin, Ireland, September 1976)