ERIC Number: ED339990
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
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Practicum in Reading Placements for Preservice Teachers.
Rogers, Sue F.
A study investigated whether a college reading center was superior to a local public school as a practicum site for developing teachers of literacy. Of 17 undergraduate preservice teachers enrolled in a practicum in a reading field placement course, 10 were placed in the college reading center and 7 in a primary level public school. The preservice teachers in each placement self-evaluated the practicum experience. The following semester, the same preservice teachers were placed in student teaching and evaluated by their college supervisor on teaching literacy in the classroom. The preservice teachers' self-evaluations and their student teacher supervisor's evaluations were statistically analyzed. Results indicated that the college reading center practicum placement was not superior to the public school placement for teacher preparation in literacy. (Four tables of data are included.) (Author/SR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (34th, Nashville, TN, November 2-4, 1990).