ERIC Number: ED200918
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
The Attitudes of Secondary Content Area Teachers toward the Disabled Reader, Teaching Reading, and Inservice Workshops.
Scheckman, Leslee J.
A study investigated the attitudes of secondary school content area teachers toward (1) reading disabled students, (2) teaching reading in the content areas, and (3) attending inservice workshops relating to the topic. Forty-five teachers completed a 62-item questionnaire. The results showed that approximately 50% of the teachers had acquired some background in teaching reading, either through college courses or inservice workshops. Overall, they responded favorably to attending workshops sponsored by reading specialists or outside consultants. The great majority of respondents indicated that the teaching of reading and study skills could and should be incorporated into the content area classrooms. A significant number were able to identify students with reading problems, but fewer than one half of the teachers had consulted with a reading specialist about these students. Generally, reading skills such as vocabulary and pronunciation were taught and used by the content area teachers. (A copy of the survey instrument is appended.) (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M. A. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey.