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Literacy across the curriculum: teachers teaching teachers about content area reading strategies and their perceptions of the effectiveness of these strategies

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dc.contributor.supervisor Dr. Stan Straw (Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) en
dc.contributor.author Cahoon, Barbara Lee
dc.date.accessioned 2007-09-12T20:36:25Z
dc.date.available 2007-09-12T20:36:25Z
dc.date.issued 2007-09-12T20:36:25Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/2811
dc.description.abstract This study employed a mixed method research design to examine a teachers-teaching-teachers method of professional development for training secondary school teachers to use content area reading strategies and their perceptions of the effectiveness of these strategies. Teachers were trained by the researcher (who is also a teacher) to use three content area reading strategies: one before reading strategy (K-W-L), one during reading strategy (Student-Generated Questions), and one after reading strategy (Learning Logs). The findings revealed that teachers perceived content area reading strategies to be very effective for improving student comprehension. The Duke and Pearson (2002) model of comprehension instruction (and particularly the modeling portion of this framework) was found to be an effective way in which to teach both teachers and students how to use content area reading strategies. This study provides teachers with information they can use to learn more about content area reading strategies. It also provides information for administrators, reading clinicians, resource teachers, and professional development committees regarding effective methods of teacher training. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject literacy en
dc.subject curriculum en
dc.subject content area en
dc.subject reading en
dc.subject strategies en
dc.subject comprehension en
dc.subject instruction en
dc.subject professional development en
dc.subject teachers teaching teachers en
dc.title Literacy across the curriculum: teachers teaching teachers about content area reading strategies and their perceptions of the effectiveness of these strategies en
dc.degree.discipline Curriculum, Teaching & Learning en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Dr. Karen Smith (Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning) Dr. Laura Atkinson (External, Manitoba Teachers' Society) en
dc.degree.level Master of Education (M.Ed.) en
dc.description.note October 2007 en


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