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ERIC Number: ED052897
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
Special Programmes of Teacher Education.
Weule, Graham G.
To assist the many children who are experiencing reading difficulties, the classroom teacher must become skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of reading problems. A review of reading research reveals that future classroom teachers will be called upon to regard the diagnosis and treatment of learning difficulties as a crucial part of their role as teachers. A study with approximately 150 primary-school teachers in Australia asked them to provide comprehensive information concerning their current practices in diagnosis and treatment of reading difficulties. It was concluded from analysis of the data that reading diagnosis and treatment was unsuccessful and inadequate. To correct this deficiency, extensive preservice and inservice training of teachers in diagnosis and treatment is needed. One effective inservice program sought to develop a strong commitment to the concept of improving instruction for retarded readers and to provide teachers with knowledge, skills, and understandings of a practical nature, plus a specific approach capable of adaption to individual classroom situations. Emphasis was given to practical experiences through the use of model lessons, mockup situations, and observation. However, further research is needed to assess the value of such programs in terms of problem readers and the conditions of the school. A bibliography is included. (VJ)
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Note: Paper presented at the International Reading Association Third World Congress on Reading, Sydney, Australia, Aug. 7-9, 1970