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ERIC Number: ED262391
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Reading Methodology Textbooks: Are They Helping Teachers Teach Comprehension? Reading Education Report No. 59.
Durkin, Dolores
As part of an effort to discover what was being done with comprehension instruction in classrooms, basal reader manuals, and reading methodology textbooks, an analysis was made of the content of eight reading methods textbooks that had copyright dates at least as recent as 1983 and that were the most frequently used texts. All the pages in the eight books were read independently and word by word by two researchers who met regularly to discuss the part of a textbook that both had recently read. Each researcher noted segments of a text that even came close to being a specific suggestion for teaching comprehension. The findings were similar to findings from prior studies of classrooms and basal manuals in the sense that specific descriptions of comprehension teaching were either scarce or totally missing. (HOD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.