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Elementary Teachers' Perspectives on Teaching Reading Comprehension.

Overview of attention for article published in Language, Speech & Hearing Services in Schools, May 2023
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Title
Elementary Teachers' Perspectives on Teaching Reading Comprehension.
Published in
Language, Speech & Hearing Services in Schools, May 2023
DOI 10.1044/2023_lshss-22-00118
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Reid Smith, Pamela Snow, Tanya Serry, Lorraine Hammond

Abstract

We report findings from a survey of elementary teachers regarding reading instruction. The purpose was to examine teachers' beliefs about how children in the first 7 years of schooling develop reading comprehension skills and to characterize the self-reported practices and strategies they use to support children to comprehend connected text. A web-based survey was used to collect data from 284 Australian elementary teachers about their beliefs and practices regarding reading comprehension instruction. Selected Likert-scale items were aggregated to determine the degree to which participants held "child-centered" or "content-centered" views of reading instruction. Australian elementary school teachers hold a wide range of beliefs about reading instruction, some of which are in direct opposition to each other. Our findings indicate low consensus about what elements of instructional practice are useful in classrooms or how time should be apportioned to different tasks. Commercial programs had significant penetration in schools, and many participants reported using multiple commercial programs, with varying degrees of pedagogical harmony. Participants indicated that their most common source of knowledge about reading instruction was their own personal research, with few nominating university teacher education as a primary source of knowledge or expertise. Little agreement exists within the Australian elementary teacher community regarding the ways that reading skills can and should be taught. There is significant room for teacher practice to have improved theoretical underpinnings and to develop a consistent repertoire of classroom practices aligned with these.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 39 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 2 5%
Other 2 5%
Lecturer 1 3%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 3%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 3%
Other 4 10%
Unknown 28 72%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 3 8%
Psychology 3 8%
Arts and Humanities 1 3%
Linguistics 1 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 28 72%
Attention Score in Context

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 94. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 May 2024.
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