ERIC Number: ED378568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct-26
Reference Count: N/A
AFT/Chrysler Report on Kids, Parents, and Reading: A National Survey of Teachers on Reading and Writing.
Hart (Peter D.) Research Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
This third annual survey investigated teachers' attitudes about writing and reading. Subjects, 507 K-5 teachers and middle, junior high, and senior high school teachers of math, science, social studies, and English teaching in public or private schools, were surveyed by telephone. Results indicated that: (1) a majority of teachers considered reading to be the single most important skill for students to learn, followed by mathematics and writing; (2) writing is the skill in which most teachers see the most room for improvement among students; (3) although secondary school teachers were the most likely to place a high priority on writing, they were the least likely to give the development of writing skills high priority in their classes or to have their students write for them every day; (4) the first principle in the teaching of writing is the interconnection between writing and reading; (5) parents play a major role in the development of their children's reading and math skills, but little part in the development of their writing ability; and (6) to help develop children's writing skills, what teachers most wanted parents to do was to read to their children and to take them to the local public library. (Contains four tables and three figures of data.) (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Chrysler Corp. Fund.; American Federation of Teachers, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hart (Peter D.) Research Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.