ERIC Number: ED393074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Dec-3
Reference Count: N/A
An Examination of the Applicability of Remedial Reading Clinical and Practicum Experiences across Three States.
Watts, Susan M.; Graham-Truscott, Diane M.
A survey consisting of 8 items was sent to alumni of graduate level programs in reading education at 3 universities to obtain an overall picture of the remedial reading practicum experience and to elicit information about the degree to which former students find their experiences in remedial reading education programs relevant to their current teaching situation. Two questions were addressed: (1) Are preservice remedial reading clinical/practicum experiences useful to actual classroom practice and, if so, to what degree? (2) What common characteristics are associated with the applicability of preparatory practices to later classroom experiences? Results indicated a relatively high degree of applicability for many components associated with clinical/practicum courses. Informal procedures such as informal reading inventories and miscue analysis were among those that teachers found applicable to their classrooms. By contrast, instructional emphases such as shared reading, generating interest in reading, and computers were reported as frequently used by teachers in their classrooms, but infrequently used in practica. Regarding instructional methods used by clinical/practicum professors, respondents found most helpful those activities which actively involved them in the construction and application of knowledge as opposed to transmittal types of instruction such as readings and lecture. Findings suggest areas in which existing practica might be modified as well as directions for future research. (Contains 4 tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Research Suggestions; Teacher Surveys
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (42nd, San Antonio, TX, December 2-5, 1992).