ERIC Number: ED228619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Teacher Attitudes towards In-Class Versus Pull-Out Compensatory Reading Programs.
Hayes, Mary Vidolin
This study was an attempt to replicate the results of a master's thesis by Marie Davis (Kean College, New Jersey, 1982) in which teachers' attitudes towards pull-out (student leaves the regular classroom for instruction by the compensatory reading teacher) and in-class (compensatory reading teacher works with the child within the confines of the regular classroom) compensatory reading programs were surveyed. In the current study, approximately 200 elementary school teachers in the Elizabeth, New Jersey Public School District completed opinionnaires (attitude scales). The Elizabeth School District was chosen for the study because it provides in-class, pull-out and combination compensatory reading programs. Results revealed that most teachers had negative attitudes toward in-class compensatory reading programs, and that most favored the pull-out programs. These results differ from the conclusions of the Davis study. When Davis administered the same opinionnaire in different school districts, she found that teachers surveyed preferred an in-class compensatory program. The discrepancy in results suggests the need for further research on this topic. A review of research related to compensatory education and the nine-item opinionnaire are included. (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.