ERIC Number: ED229525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Preparing Industrial Education Teachers as Reading Specialists.
Cranney, A. Garr; McKell, William E.
Three years ago Brigham Young University in Provo, UT began offering a required two-credit pass-fail course to prepare industrial education teachers to teach reading in their field. The course is team taught by a reading teacher and an industrial education faculty member who had done his/her dissertation in reading. Addressed in the course are the following topics: attitudes toward reading, reading diagnosis, readability, vocabulary, comprehension, motivation, English as a Second Language (ESL), and study skills. Over time, several changes have been implemented in the course. These include providing a student teaching experience prior to the course, thereby providing background that assists later learning. At the conclusion of the reading course, the students begin another month-by-month student teaching experience, during which they are evaluated with respect to 15 teaching behaviors in reading. After this second student teaching experience, reading is followed up at a summary interview, and a paper is written on the teaching of reading within a school industrial education curriculum. While the instructors of this course have, at times, found their teaching experience to be frustrating, they feel that the course has been a success. (MN)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Course Content, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Readability, Reading Comprehension, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Instruction, Secondary Education, Student Motivation, Study Skills, Team Teaching, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocabulary, Vocational Education Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Brigham Young University UT
Note: Presented at the American Vocational Association Convention (St. Louis, MO, December 3-7, 1982).