Similarities and differences in teachers' practical knowledge about teaching reading comprehension

Paulien C. Meijer, Nico Verloop, Douwe Beijaard

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Abstract

The similarities and differences in language teachers' practical knowledge about teaching reading comprehension to 16- to 18-year-old students were explored. A questionnaire was developed that consisted of closed-format questions derived from a qualitative in-depth study on teachers' practical knowledge about teaching reading comprehension. The results indicate that part of teachers' practical knowledge was shared knowledge and that 4 scales of (unshared) practical knowledge could be distinguished. On the basis of those scales, 4 clusters of teachers were identified, each representing a specific focus of teachers' practical knowledge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-184
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Educational Research
Volume94
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Language teachers' practical knowledge
  • Questionnaire designed from qualitative study
  • Teaching reading comprehension

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