Attitudes of elementary preservice teachers regarding content area reading instruction. Lisa F Midcalf

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Attitudes of elementary preservice teachers regarding content area reading instruction.  by  Lisa F Midcalf

Attitudes of elementary preservice teachers regarding content area reading instruction. by Lisa F Midcalf
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This study examined the attitudes of elementary preservice teachers regarding content area reading instruction. Three questions constituted the framework of the study: (a) What are the attitudes of elementary preservice teachers regarding contentMoreThis study examined the attitudes of elementary preservice teachers regarding content area reading instruction. Three questions constituted the framework of the study: (a) What are the attitudes of elementary preservice teachers regarding content area reading instruction? (b) What are the attitudinal differences among elementary preservice teachers with varying teaching majors and minors?

(c) How does a sampling of the participants describe their attitudes toward content area reading instruction?-A two-phase sequential mixed methods design was used to discover and describe these attitudes. In the first phase, the researcher collected quantitative data. Two analyses were performed on the survey data. The first analysis consisted of descriptive statistics, which revealed the overall attitude of the elementary preservice teachers.

The second analysis consisted of a one-way between groups analysis with planned comparisons among all groups. This analysis was intended to reveal any attitudinal differences between the various teaching majors and minors.-In the second phase, the researcher collected qualitative data through informal interviews. A constant comparative method of data analysis was used to code the emerging themes. Interview data assisted in explaining and supporting the quantitative data.-Together, the quantitative and qualitative findings indicated the following: (1) Elementary preservice teachers have an overall positive attitude toward content area reading instruction.

(2) Elementary preservice teachers teaching major or minor seems to have no influence on their attitudes regarding content area reading instruction. (3) Overall, elementary preservice teachers indicated the least positive attitude towards the survey statement regarding the skimming and scanning of texts.-Four themes emerged from the interview data.

(1) Elementary preservice teachers hold widely different views of reading. (2) As grade school and high school students, elementary preservice teachers experiences with content area reading were mostly negative. (3) Elementary preservice teachers have a desire to include content area reading instruction in their future classrooms.

(4) Both positive and negative experiences with reading and content area reading were contributing factors to positive attitudes toward content area reading instruction.



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