ERIC Number: ED182713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
The Influences of Grade and Pupil Ability Levels on Teachers' Conceptions of Reading.
Nine primary teachers were interviewed to determine whether their reading beliefs for their classrooms differed from beliefs they might have had if they were teaching either an upper elementary grade or a classroom of students from a socioeconomic (SES) background different from their present classrooms. The teachers stated their beliefs for five groups of readers on eight dimensions of decision making criteria. The results supported the hypothesis that teachers' reading conceptions vary from group to group. The teachers tended to equate low SES pupils with low ability readers and high SES readers with high ability and upper grade readers. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teaching and Learning Div.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (29th, San Antonio, TX, November 29-December 1, 1979)