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ERIC Number: ED174954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Measuring Teachers' Beliefs about Reading. Research Series No. 41.
Duffy, Gerald G.; Metheny, William
The proposition inventory described in this paper is an efficient and reliable tool for assessing teacher beliefs about reading, which can be viewed both in terms of standard models (such as basal text, linear skills, natural language, interest-based, and integrated curriculum models) and in terms of dimensions of observed teacher decision making. The proposition inventory described yields data relative to both perspectives, measuring both the theoretical and practical domains of a teacher's belief system in reading. Five aspects of the instrument are discussed: the two-year evolution of the measurement concept, the principles reflected in its final form, the procedures and results from validity and reliability measurement efforts, instrument application, and current results. Suggestions are offered regarding uses of the instrument both in future research and in teacher development. A copy of the proposition inventory is appended. (Author/RL)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Beliefs, Reading, Reading Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Test Validity
The Institute for Research on Teaching, 252 Erickson Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 ($1.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.
Note: For related document, see CS 004 936