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ERIC Number: ED514346
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 214
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1097-1998-7
Educational and Demographic Variables and Their Relation to Teachers' Knowledge of Literacy
Herman, Kerry Ann
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Utah
The purpose of this study was to explore the relation between primary grade teachers' knowledge of reading and reading instruction and a variety of educational, demographic, motivational, and self-perception variables. The sample for this study was comprised of 388 first, second, and third grade teachers. Data were obtained through the use of two different measures. The first measure used was the "Literacy Instruction Knowledge Scales (LIKS)". LIKS is a 78-item multiple choice written survey designed to measure primary grade teachers' content and pedagogical content knowledge of literacy. The second measure, the "Teacher Demographic Information Survey (TDIS)", is a 25-item multiple choice written survey that was used to collect data on a variety of variables, such as, but not limited to age, gender, years of teaching experience, and level of educational attainment. Results of a series of independent "t"-tests, one-way ANOVAs, and multiple regression analyses revealed significant associations between teachers' knowledge of literacy and certain educational, demographic, motivational, and self-perception variables and teachers' knowledge of literacy. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Primary Education
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Language: English
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