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ERIC Number: ED179929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Remedial Reading--What Preparation is Required?
Farren, Sean; Johnston, Mary
A survey was conducted of 42 secondary schools in the North-Eastern Education Board area of Northern Ireland concerning remedial reading practices and procedures adopted by remedial reading teachers. The survey consisted of 50 questions divided into seven parts: general background information on the schools; number of pupils receiving remedial assistance; organization of remedial assistance; teaching staff involved--qualifications, experience, and status; assessment of pupils with reading difficulties; approaches to remedial instruction; and evaluation of remedial programs. The survey was followed by structured interviews with the principal remedial teachers in ten of these schools to obtain elaboration on a number of the responses to the questionnaire. Results revealed that virtually no differences existed in most of the practices and procedures adopted by teachers, specially qualified or not, in the remedial departments of these schools. The survey also revealed a strong plea from the teachers for special training courses, coupled with a strong criticism of existing courses, both preservice and inservice. (MKM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Northern Ireland
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Reading Association of Ireland (4th, Dublin, Ireland, September 13-15, 1979)