ERIC Number: EJ917534
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
Learning from the "Little Guys": What Do Middle and High School Preservice Teachers Learn from Tutoring Elementary Students?
Massey, Dixie D.; Lewis, Jan
Literacy Research and Instruction, v50 n2 p120-132 2011
As teacher educators, we continue to focus on tutoring experiences as ways to help tutors connect coursework to practice. This study presents a preservice tutoring program designed to provide a field-based experience where the tutors would be able to (a) learn about literacy instruction, (b) use a multitude of assessment data rather than representing students by single scores, (c) design literacy curriculum based on students' needs, and (d) focus on motivating students to read and write in addition to helping them succeed academically. Unlike previous studies, the tutors were middle and high school preservice teachers tutoring elementary struggling readers.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Tutors, Data Analysis, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Teacher Educators, Tutoring, Middle Schools, High Schools, Elementary School Students, Teacher Education, Tutorial Programs, Literacy Education, Emergent Literacy, Reading Tests, Reading Skills, Academic Achievement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools
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