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ERIC Number: ED151744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Constructing a Test of Teacher's Knowledge of Reading.
Otto, Wayne; Harper, Betty
As part of a larger project on teaching reading, this paper describes the work involved in constructing an effective instrument to evaluate teachers' knowledge of reading pedagogy. Existing tests were reviewed and rejected because of their focus on specific knowledge and diagnostic concepts rather than on measuring the knowledge implicitly tied to the concepts of reading. The paper proposes a field observation instrument based on the three forms of knowledge identified by J.F. Soltis: knowledge "that" refers to cognitive, verbal, or propositional knowledge; knowledge "how" explains noncognitive abilities that are teachable and learnable when one possesses certain skills; and knowledge "to," or the disposition to act in certain ways. The paper suggests that a first step in constructing items for the evaluation is to define the "thats" consistent with a given conception of reading in order to establish a basis for the "how" behaviors. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (27th, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 1-3, 1977)