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ERIC Number: ED146573
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Is It Possible to Teach Reading Through the Content Areas?
Lapp, Diane; And Others
This study tested 45 preservice teaching interns for cognitive and performance behaviors, comparing those results with the emphasis on reading in the content areas that the interns received in teacher training. The interns were randomly divided into two experimental groups. One group was trained in content-area reading by both content-area (science and social studies) and reading teachers, while the other group was trained by the reading instructor only. Subsequent observations and tests provided no evidence to suggest a relationship between emphasis in content-area reading and interns' cognitive and performance behaviors. The data suggested that, although the field-based teacher training program effectively transmits knowledge, a broad gap exists between knowledge and performance. The study concluded that further investigation should focus on the influence of the cooperating teacher on the intern's ability to translate knowledge into classroom teaching behaviors. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Study prepared at Boston University