ERIC Number: ED263531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct-19
Reference Count: 0
High School Teachers' Awareness of Reading Skills. (A Pilot Study.)
Lloyd, Bruce A.
A study examined secondary teachers' present knowledge of the reading skills needed by their students. Subjects, 76 teachers of 15 different high school subjects, were asked (1) what specific reading skills they considered most necessary for their students to be able to read subject area materials, (2) what reading skills their students are best able to apply to subject area materials, and (3) in which reading skills their students are most deficient. In addition, the teachers were questioned about their instruction in the teaching of reading and the availability of reading instruction at their schools. Responses to the survey showed that the teachers believed comprehension was the reading skill most necessary for their students to succeed in their courses, and it was also the skill in which the students were the most deficient. The next skill was vocabulary and the third was word analysis. Therefore, it would appear that the reading skills most needed by the students are those in which they are the most deficient. It is also worth noting that most of the teachers had little formal training in the teaching of reading skills. (The questionnaire, tables of findings, and a short bibliography are included.) (EL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Reading Association (28th, Ann Arbor, MI, October 18-19, 1985).