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ERIC Number: ED172164
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Aptitude-Treatment Interactions in a Study of Teaching Basic Reading Skills in Secondary School.
Stayrook, Nicholas
Aptitude-treatment interaction (ATI) methodology was used to assess the effectiveness of secondary teacher inservice training in reading instruction and to test the hypothesis that low-ability secondary students benefit most from directive teaching. For the first part of the study, 39 teachers were placed into two groups. One group received training in classroom behavior previously found to be predictive of reading gains; the other group was only observed. The results suggested that effective training methods are reflected in an altered relationship between teacher traits and classroom processes. In the second part of the study, the presence of an ATI between student ability and the directiveness of instruction was explored by creating an index of the directiveness of instruction, classifying classrooms as being either high or low on directiveness, and assessing the ability/achievement relationship within each group. Only tentative confirmation was established for the hypothesis. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, California, April 8-12, 1979)