ERIC Number: ED035532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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Preparation of Reading Therapists for the Junior College Level.
Carter, Homer L. J.; McGinnis, Dorothy J.
Many students in today's expanding college enrollments have deficiencies in such areas as reading. Many schools have already made reading and study skills programs part of their curriculum to help these underachieving students. But, one problem has been to find reading teachers who understand and can meet the emotional as well as the instructional needs of such students. Therefore, this paper sets forth some specific suggestions for the selection and preparation of reading therapists for the college level. Such preparation must include an understanding of the changing academic world, an awareness of the many needs of today's college students, and a knowledge of the various teaching methods and materials which can be used in reading improvement courses. A background in clinical and abnormal psychology along with an understanding of a rigorous approach to diagnostic techniques is recommended for these teachers. Students interested in such a teaching career should be identified in their junior year of college and encouraged to follow a program for the rest of their undergraduate and their graduate work to meet the above-mentioned criteria. (NH)
Descriptors: Adult Reading Programs, College Curriculum, College Language Programs, Diagnostic Teaching, Reading Achievement, Reading Development, Reading Difficulty, Reading Instruction, Student Needs, Study Skills, Teacher Background, Teacher Education, Teacher Selection, Two Year Colleges
Nineteenth National Reading Conference Yearbook
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 4-6, 1969