ERIC Number: ED215331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Reading in Content Areas: A Comparative Study of Attitudes, Perceptions, and Practices of Preservice and Inservice Secondary Teachers.
Gehrke, Nathalie J.; And Others
A questionnaire that had been devised to measure teacher attitudes toward reading instruction, their perceptions of others' expectations that they will incorporate reading skills instruction into their classes, and their knowledge of reading instruction methods was administered to 253 secondary school content area teachers and to 51 preservice teachers in various subject areas. The content area teachers were from eight different schools, one of which was engaged in a year-long program of inservice training in reading instruction. Of the preservice teachers, 20 were enrolled in a course in reading in the secondary school. Analysis of their responses revealed that teachers in the inservice program and preservice teachers in the reading class scored higher than their colleagues in working knowledge of reading instruction methods and had more positive attitudes toward reading and reading instruction. These teachers were also more likely than their untrained colleagues to perceive others as expecting them to be involved with reading instruction. (FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Far West Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (8th, Portland, OR, April 1-3, 1982).