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The Learning Conference 2003

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The Relationship between Elementary Classroom Teachers' Learning Styles and Theoretical Orientation to Reading Instruction

Cindy Gordinier.

This study examined relationships between 199 elementary classroom teachers' learning styles and their theoretical orientation to reading instruction. The analysis showed there were relationships between learning styles and theoretical orientation to reading instruction. We know transitional stages of teaching may result when changes are made in the curricula, and when teachers must work with new or unfamiliar materials. The findings from this study can add to the literature and can aid in the designing of in-service and staff development programs that will focus on meeting the needs of teachers in beginning and transitional stages of instructional innovations. The findings can also be used by teacher education programs in the preparation of future teachers as they develop effective skills in the teaching of reading.


Cindy Gordinier  (United States)
Assistant Professor
School of Education
Southeast Missouri State University

Cindy Gordinier is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary, Early Childhood and Special Education. She has taught reading and languae arts methods classes for the past 12 years. Prior to teaching in higher education she was an elementary classroom teacher.

  • Elementary Classroom

(30 min Conference Paper, English)