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ERIC Number: ED346437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-21
Pages: 21
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A Survey of Reading Approaches.
Barry, Martha H.; And Others
A study examined the reading approaches used by teachers and how accurately the teachers described the approaches to reading they purported to use. Subjects, 206 teachers in 19 elementary schools from 9 schools districts in a southeastern state, completed a questionnaire. Results indicated that (1) 68.75% of the teachers cited the basal as their primary means of teaching reading, 14.28% reported using the skills approach, 8.93% cited the "Success in Reading and Writing" approach, 2.68% cited the whole language approach, and 5.36% cited an eclectic approach; (2) overall, 70.37% of the respondents accurately described the central characteristics of the approaches to reading instruction they purported to follow; (3) all teachers citing the skills approach, 96% of the teachers using basals, 91% of the teachers using the Success in Reading and Writing, and 50% of the teachers using the whole language approach accurately described their respective approaches to reading instruction; and (4) the teachers valued oral reading, writing in response to reading, and sustained silent reading. (The questionnaire, cover letter to principals, a list of the definitions of the approaches to reading instruction, and 19 references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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