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ERIC Number: ED182741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Variations in Attitudes Toward Children's Oral Reading Errors.
Knafle, June D.; Geissal, Mary Ann
A total of 163 teachers were involved in a study to determine whether primary school teachers exhibited different attitudes toward specific kinds of oral reading errors than did teachers of older students, whether the attitudes of teachers of English as a second language and special education teachers were similar to the attitudes of regular classroom teachers, whether the number of years of teaching experience made a difference in teachers' attitudes, and whether familiarity with miscue analysis made a difference in those attitudes. The subjects were administered an "error survey" composed of different types of oral reading errors. The results revealed clear patterns of variation in teachers' attitudes toward children's oral reading errors, with the most interesting variations occurring when dialect errors were compared with other types of errors. Specifically, the findings showed that primary school teachers were less concerned about the seriousness of the dialect errors than were teachers of older students, that teachers of English as a second language and special education teachers viewed the dialect errors with the greatest severity, and that teachers with more years of teaching experience and a familiarity with miscue analysis viewed dialect errors as less serious than did other teachers. (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 National Reading Conference (29th, San Antonio, TX, November 29-December 1, 1979)