ERIC Number: ED478115
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Nov-1
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Freedom To Choose: Effective Content Area Reading Strategies Teachers Continue To Utilize the Second Year after an In-Service Course.
Rogers, Sue F.
This research reports results of a survey of content area educators who completed an in-service content area reading course in May 2000. Educators completed two surveys, one each year following the course to determine the most effective content area strategies utilized during the two years following the course. In the surveys, teachers reported students' high stakes tests were high, student grades were better, and teachers were more organized. The second year, teachers reported more use of short classroom activities and less use of activities requiring students to work for long periods of time using critical thinking skills. Teachers in future classes will need to add their input to help them develop long-range assessment plans so teachers can continue to alter instruction as they see trends developing in their students' academic needs. An attached appendix includes the two teacher surveys. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (46th, Philadelphia, PA, October 31-November 3, 2002).