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ERIC Number: ED051985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-22
Pages: 9
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The Role of the Secondary School Reading Consultant.
Bragstad, M. Bernice
The primary function of the reading consultant is to work with teachers in effecting change in attitude, method, and curriculum so that all students move toward their full potential in learning. To accomplish this function, the consultant can assist teachers in several ways. First, he can help teachers conceive of reading as a thinking process that varies with the subject matter being considered and assist them in understanding how the mind comprehends and remembers new material. Second, the consultant can assist teachers in developing learning strategies that incorporate study skills unique to each content area. Third, by working directly with subject-matter teachers, the consultant can help formulate learning activities that are specifically aimed at the disabled learner. Likewise, teachers and the consultant can work together to make corrective reading activities more meaningful. Fourth, the consultant can be instrumental in innovating interdepartmental cooperation in helping students develop study skills common to all subjects. Finally, the consultant can provide the leadership necessary for implementing a comprehensive reading program in the school. However, unless the consultant has the capacity for personal relationships and is an open, caring person, his efforts in working with teachers to help students will not be fully successful. References are included. (VJ)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr 19-23, 1971