ERIC Number: ED039090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
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The Role of the Skills Instructor in the College Reading Improvement Program.
Ewing, June B.
The development of the reading-study skills program at Georgia Southwestern College, with support from Title III of the Higher Education Act of 1965, was described. Emphasis was on delineating the role of the skills instructor in the college reading development program as reflected by the needs of the student population. The following characteristics were considered essential for the skills instructor: (1) a knowledge of program development at the level he is teaching, (2) a sound philosophy of reading that is compatible with learning theory, (3) an up-to-date knowledge of materials and equipment available for the college student, (4) the ability to relate to students and to work effectively with other faculty members, and (5) a well-grounded knowledge of psychological and educational tests to effect diagnosis and evaluation. It was also noted that counseling of enrolled students and structuring lessons to ensure success are essential elements of the skill instructor's role. Modification of present teacher training programs may be required to insure the preparation of instructors who can meet the above requirements. References are included. (WB)
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Counseling, Educational Testing, Individual Counseling, Instructional Materials, Psychological Testing, Reading Centers, Reading Improvement, Study Skills, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Role
Nineteenth National Reading Conference Yearbook, Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53233
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference (Atlanta, GA, December 4-6, 1969). For document, see ED 176 256, p.71.