ERIC Number: ED273928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Research within Reach: Secondary School Reading. A Research-Guided Response to the Concerns of Educators.
Alvermann, Donna, Ed.; And Others
Intended for secondary school teachers in all subject areas, this book synthesizes and translates reading-related research on a variety of specific topics. Each chapter in the book opens with a question or questions posed by teachers, then proceeds to a discussion of the research and practice pertaining to the issues raised. Each chapter ends with a summary and a list of references. Each chapter can be read independently. Questions raised in the 13 chapters of the book deal with the following areas: (1) reading programs, (2) effective schools and effective teaching research, (3) developing lifetime readers, (4) learning from text, (5) comprehension and thinking skills, (6) vocabulary, (7) readability, (8) objectives and materials, (9) integrating oral and written language, (10) grouping, (11) teacher decision making, (12) metacognition, and (13) staff development. A 27-page bibliography concludes the document. (FL)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Critical Thinking, Decision Making, Educational Theories, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Metacognition, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Readability, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Research, Reading Skills, Reading Writing Relationship, Secondary Education, Student Motivation, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.
Note: For a related document on mathematics, see ED 225 842.