Data for: Primary school teachers’ teaching strategies for the development of students’ text comprehension
The study investigated teachers’ teaching strategies with the aim of identifying frequencies and patterns in teachers’ use of strategies for developing students’ text comprehension. A total of one hundred and eighty-six (186) teachers from 35 primary schools from Estonia were questioned. The questionnaire consisted of 18 items describing different teaching activities. The result of the findings revealed three strategies: supporting active learning, teaching text comprehension and teaching grammar rules. First school stage (Grades 1 to 3) teachers preferred to use the strategy of supporting active learning, while second school stage (Grades 4 to 6) teachers favoured teaching grammar rules. Teachers’ subgroups with different profiles were also revealed. In the largest subgroup, teachers taught from Grades 1 to 3 and preferred supporting active learning.