ERIC Number: ED185536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
The Identification of Reading Skills Essential for Learning in Seven Content Areas at Postelementary Levels.
A questionnaire was designed to give content area teachers an opportunity to review 35 reading/learning skills that are necessary for vocabulary development, the comprehension of written materials, and the efficient use of study time. Over 400 secondary school teachers in seven content areas (English/language arts, social studies, science, mathematics, home economics, business education, and industrial arts) were asked to indicate the relevancy of each skill for learning their subject matter and their expectations of a student's ability with that skill. The data, analyzed across and within content areas, indicate widespread recognition of the relevancy of the reading/learning skills as well as the expectation that students will need help in applying these skills to learn content. (A copy of the questionnaire is included.) (Author/MKM)
Descriptors: Business Education, Content Area Reading, English Instruction, Home Economics, Industrial Arts, Mathematics, Questionnaires, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Science Education, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Study Skills, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes, Vocabulary Skills, Word Study Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Research and Development Center for Individualized Schooling.