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Sargent, Stephan; Ferrell, Jim; Smith, Melinda; Scroggins, John – Reading Improvement, 2018
This study examined the outcome expectancy beliefs (beliefs in one's ability to impact students' reading development) of secondary teachers in their content area who were not trained in literacy pedagogy. Results of the study reveal that many in-service secondary teachers lag in reading outcome expectancy beliefs (RTOE).
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Beliefs
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Gischlar, Karen L.; Vesay, Joanne P. – Reading Improvement, 2018
Research has consistently demonstrated the importance of early literacy instruction, as these skills are the developmental precursors to conventional reading. In this study, 215 early childhood educators in two states responded to a survey regarding early literacy curricula and assessment. Results indicated that most teachers used either a…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Literacy Education, Preschool Curriculum
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Neumann, Crystal – Reading Improvement, 2016
Technology must be used as a teaching and learning tool to help students succeed. However, educators must be proactive in identifying some of the pitfalls of technology, such as information illiteracy. The phenomenological study covers how English instructors from Indianapolis, who teach first year students, address information literacy and the…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Teaching Methods, Barriers, Phenomenology
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Al-Dhafir, Mohammad – Reading Improvement, 2015
The purpose of the study was to examine the Kuwaiti first grade teachers' perceptions of developmentally appropriate practices in teaching reading and writing. To achieve the research purpose, a questionnaire was developed and administrated to 167 first grade teachers. Results revealed that first grade teachers hold moderate agreement towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Reading Instruction
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Richards, Janet C. – Reading Improvement, 2012
In this essay I pose questions to literacy teacher educators and classroom teachers to inspire them to review their epistemological beliefs about teaching, learning, and knowledge. I also provide some history of transdisciplinarity, and introduce readers to "Miss Smith", a composite of five middle school teachers who hold a transdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Teacher Educators, Grade 8, Middle School Teachers
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Dean, Milanda Jackson; Dyal, Allen; Wright, James V.; Carpenter, Laura Bowden; Austin, Sheila – Reading Improvement, 2012
Reading coaches have become a strategic tool to impact student achievement in elementary schools. Understanding the effectiveness and the necessity of coaches is critical as schools are facing greater accountability. Are reading coaches impacting student achievement scores effectively and are they necessary within today's elementary school? This…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Schools, Principals, Urban Schools
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Al-Hazza, Tami Craft; Lucking, Robert – Reading Improvement, 2012
This research study examined the values and perceptions of prospective teachers relative to a series of issues in what has become known as the New Literacies, the way youngsters read, seek information, and react to it through use of new technologies. The findings of this research reveal significant differences between female and male prospective…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Educational Change, Teacher Attitudes, Multiple Literacies
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Dogan, Birsen – Reading Improvement, 2012
This study aimed to understand the views of prospective teachers with "phonic-based sentence method" through metaphoric images. In this descriptive study, the participants involve the prospective teachers who take reading-writing instruction courses in Primary School Classroom Teaching Program of the Education Faculty of Pamukkale…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Sentences
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Uchiyama, Takumi – Reading Improvement, 2011
Concern has been expressed about teaching English to the fifth- and the sixth graders in the public schools of Japan. There appears to be an insufficiency of materials as well as anxiety among teachers who must instruct these grades. Story telling may be an important step for developing English competence. The current study replicated the work of…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Reading Comprehension, Foreign Countries, Grade 6
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Boody, Robert M. – Reading Improvement, 2010
For decades there has been a divide between educational research and practice. Sometimes the blame is placed on teachers for not following research-based strategies or not being trained well enough to read the literature. Just as frequently the blame is placed on researchers for not (a) studying topics important to teachers, (b) writing them so…
Descriptors: Reading Research, Qualitative Research, Research Utilization, Theory Practice Relationship
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Smith, Ann Marie – Reading Improvement, 2010
This case study explores seventh grade students' experiences with writing and performing poetry. Teacher and student interviews along with class observations provide insight into how the teacher and students viewed spoken word poetry and identity. The researcher recommends practices for the teaching of critical literacy using spoken word and…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Poetry, Case Studies, Writing (Composition)
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Kotaman, Huseyin; Tekin, Ali Kemal; Tekin, Gokce – Reading Improvement, 2007
In Turkey, the Ministry of National Education (MONE) changed the reading instruction method in elementary schools from whole language approach to phonics emphasis in 2005. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to examine the impacts of phonics method on reading acquisition in a Turkish sample; to understand what elementary school teachers…
Descriptors: Phonics, Whole Language Approach, Foreign Countries, Grade 1
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Massengill, Donita; Sundberg, Mary Lou – Reading Improvement, 2006
The purpose of this article is to present an integrated alphabetic approach that "simultaneously" teaches letter sounds and formations. We share with you the research that supports this integrated approach and present the procedures to implement this approach. Further, we document the effect of using this new integrated alphabet approach on the…
Descriptors: Orthographic Symbols, Grade 1, Summer Schools, Alphabets
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Marlow, Leslie; Inman, Duane; Shwery, Craig – Reading Improvement, 2005
This study examined teachers' expressed perceptions of states' provisions for instructional materials and professional development opportunities related to state literacy initiatives for K-6 classroom teachers in ten southeastern states. Approximately 400 teachers responded to a survey instrument which included the topics of materials and…
Descriptors: State Standards, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials, Professional Development
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Wadlington, Elizabeth M.; Wadlington, Patrick L. – Reading Improvement, 2005
The purposes of this study were (a) to create and validate a scale measuring beliefs regarding dyslexia, (b) to use the scale to investigate the beliefs of educators regarding dyslexia, and (c) to recommend ways that educators can be better prepared to help students with dyslexia. Participants included university faculty as well as undergraduate…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Dyslexia, Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs
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