ERIC Number: ED146581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Attitudes of Community College Instructors toward Reading: A Process for Change.
Swindling, James A.
This study examines the attitudes of 79 community college instructors toward reading instruction in the content areas. The instructors responded to a 14-item attitude inventory modified from a similar study of secondary-school teachers. The study concludes that instructors' lack of confidence is partly responsible for their reluctance to teach reading; teachers' feelings of inadequacy, rather than their refusal to accept responsiblity for reading instruction, are emphasized. When compared to teachers at the secondary level, however, community college instructors showed less tolerance than did junior and senior high school teachers toward the under-achiever in reading and exhibited less sense of responsibility for reading instruction. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western College Reading Association (10th, Denver, Colorado, March 31-April 2, 1977)