ERIC Number: ED211966
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Change: Impact of an Inservice Program in Content Area Reading.
Askov, Eunice N.; Dupuis, Mary M.
As part of the work from the Content Area Reading Project (CARP), which focuses on inservice teacher education in content area reading, a study examined the effects of an inservice content area reading program that involved two three-hour workshops per month on the theory and practical application of teaching methods for content area reading instruction. Both the 25 teachers in the experimental program and the teachers not involved in the project completed measures of teachers' attitudes toward teaching content area reading and of attitudes toward the inservice program. The results showed that the teachers involved in the workshops gained significantly in their attitudes toward content area reading, while the comparison group remained essentially similar on both administrations of the attitude survey. The conclusions drawn from the study were (1) that longterm involvement in inservice training in content area reading improves both knowledge of reading skills and attitudes toward content area reading, and (2) that the role of the reading supervisor was particularly critical to the inservice programs, because the supervisor served as the main link between the monthly theory workshops and the monthly application workshops. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Reading Forum (2nd, Sarasota, FL, December 10-12, 1981). For related documents see CS 006 473-476.