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ERIC Number: ED024523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Apr
Pages: 12
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Preparing Teachers of Reading and Reading Specialists.
Austin, Mary C.
There is an immediate need for improving the training of reading teachers and specialists. A new program should provide additional instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preservice teachers whether elementary or secondary, need some formal education in the teaching of reading. Graduate reading specialists should have (1) a minimum of a master's degree, (2) demonstrated success in the classroom, (3) an apparent desire for personal growth, and (4) skill in gaining the respect of and empathy with teachers and pupils. In addition, they should fulfill the standards of the International Reading Association. The graduate training should be on a full-time basis for 18 to 24 months. There should also be access to further education and to other forms of professional stimulation. To be successful, the program should include not only improved curricula, but also improved methodology and internship experiences, and it must be supported at the local, state, and national levels. (BS)
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Note: Paper presented at International Reading Association conference, Boston, Mass., April 24-27, 1968.