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ERIC Number: ED052890
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 8
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Continuing Professional Experiences in Reading.
Manning, John C.
Extension courses and inservice training for reading teachers can increase their ability to teach reading. For maximum effectiveness extension courses should (1) emphasize the technical rather than the theoretical preparation of reading teachers, (2) combine lecture and discussion with classroom practice activities, (3) provide a variety of classroom reading materials, (4) consider effective instructional techniques, and (5) include visits by the instructor to the classrooms of his pupil-teachers. Two types of inservice training activities that have proved effective are presummer school experiences and major summer and school year programs. Several presummer school 5-day programs are being conducted in Minneapolis for teachers who will be teaching a prekindergarten summer school experience. These summer inservice efforts are characterized by demonstration teaching with the provision of relevant classroom instructional materials. The Minneapolis Combine Project is an example of a major inservice program. It is a comprehensive effort to resolve the reading problems of innercity children through the combined efforts of teachers, graduate and undergraduate students, and university personnel. Descriptions of these programs are available through the Gordon Instructional Materials Center, Minneapolis Public Schools and through the office of the author at the University of Minnesota. (VJ)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlantic City, N.J., Apr. 19-23, 1971