ERIC Number: ED286169
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Jun-15
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Attitudes and Image of Reading Teachers.
Miller, Janet A.
A survey examined the attitudes of reading teachers to determine how teachers felt about (1) their undergraduate education in reading and their undergraduate reading instructors, (2) any graduate instructors or professional reading educators, and (3) their own teaching strengths and weaknesses. In addition, the study investigated the attitudes of community members about reading and reading educators. Subjects, 52 practicing reading teachers representing grades K through 12, answered an attitudes questionnaire on reading education, while 26 community members (many with children in the school system or involved with the schools) answered a different questionnaire. Results indicated that the majority of the practicing teachers did not feel particularly well prepared to teach reading as a result of their undergraduate preparation. The teachers generally believed their reading education instructors had been capable but not especially effective, and also felt that their own teaching showed both strengths and weaknesses. Results of the community survey indicated a fair degree of confidence in reading teachers among the lay community, but a general lack of knowledge about how individuals are prepared to become reeading teachers. (NKA)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Community Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Research, Reading Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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