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ERIC Number: ED050911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 7
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Preservice Fieldwork Emphasis.
Guszak, Frank J.
In order to improve the reading methods course at The University of Texas, a program was designed based on tutorial instruction. At first children were brought into the university classroom, one child for every two tutors. The university students (tutors) became directly involved in teaching reading and in being responsible for children's achievement. However, despite the positive feedback from the students, children, and cooperating teachers, it was evident that the skills acquired from the course were not transferring to student teaching and/or actual teaching. An analysis of the problem suggested that the tutors were not learning how to cope with the reading instructional needs of groups of children. An attempt was made to improve the program by moving it into the public schools where a larger number of children and additional space were available. The tutors now could work with more than a single child and could become involved in planning "direct teach" and "pupil managed" tasks. Evaluation of the program was made in terms of behavioral changes in both tutors and tutees. References are included. (DH)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr. 19-23, 1971