ERIC Number: ED248457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Quantitative Study of the Effect of Required Reading Courses on the Teaching of Reading Skills.
Reeseg, Carol lyn
A survey was conducted of junior and senior high school area teachers in the Rahway (New Jersey) public school system to determine what effect, if any, the two reading courses required by the state for all prospective teachers have had on the reading skills they teach. The questionnaire was composed of 80 multiple-choice statements and administered to 120 teachers. Twenty-seven were returned complete and in usable form. Results were compared to see if there were any distinct differences in the reading skills taught by two groups of teachers: those with 10 or more years of experience, and those with 5 or fewer years of experience. It was determined that teachers with 10 or more years of experience taught fewer reading skills than did teachers with 5 or fewer years' experience. The findings suggest that educators who have been exposed to reading education do teach the necessary reading skills more frequently than do those who have not been similarly taught. The findings also suggest that over time, the teaching of more reading skills should lead to improved student achievement. (CRH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: M.A. Thesis, Kean College of New Jersey.