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ERIC Number: ED166666
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Comparing Elementary and Secondary Teachers: Reading Attitudes, Awareness, and Abilities.
Anders, Patricia L.; Mitchell, Judy Nichols
A total of 373 teachers participated in a study designed to compare the reading attitudes, awareness, and abilities of elementary school and secondary school teachers. The subjects were administered four instruments to measure their reading abilities, reading habits, perceptions of the reading process (including perceptions of their own reading ability), and attitudes toward the teaching of reading in the content areas. The results suggested that there were no differences between elementary and secondary teachers in reading habits and willingness to teach reading in the content areas. They also suggested that both groups perceived the reading process similarly. Differences were found, however, between the groups in two areas: the secondary teachers' mean scores on the reading ability instrument were higher than the scores of the elementary teachers, and the secondary teachers claimed to be good readers more often than did the elementary teachers. (FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (28th, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, November 30-December 2, 1978)