Attitudes of teachers, principals, and parents toward promoting voluntary reading in the elementary school

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Abstract

Attitudes of elementary principals, teachers, and parents toward the promotion of voluntary reading were compared with their attitudes toward three other aspects of reading instruction: comprehension, word recognition skills, and study skills. Factors which contributed to the development of those attitudes were also studied. Finally, the relationship between teachers’ attitudes and their instructional decisions in the classroom were examined. Results indicated that promotion of voluntary reading is considered lowest in priority among the four aspects for all three groups, with parents holding it in considerably lower priority than principals and teachers. Positive relationships were found between teachers' attitudes toward voluntary reading and their practices in the classroom.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-130
Number of pages15
JournalReading Research and Instruction
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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