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ERIC Number: ED052908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 9
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Preparing Specialized Reading Personnel for Central Office Positions.
Smith, Richard J.
Administrative reading personnel need a special program of course work and field experience to prepare them for their roles. Besides the basic developmental and remedial reading courses, the specialist trainee should also take courses in curriculum theory, statistical analysis and research design, dynamics of instructional groups, administrator behavior, and administration of the school reading program. After the specialist is on the job he should take those inservice courses that are necessary to meet the particular requirements of his job. In addition to course work, a variety of field experiences should be part of the training program. These experiences include a practicum with a "master" reading consultant and work in clinics, schools, and classrooms. These field experiences should give the trainee opportunities for active participation in both the decision-making and the implementation processes of program development. Short-term projects are beneficial if they allow the trainee to develop his own style of program development. The final benefit of field experiences should be the opportunity for the trainee to decide whether or not he is suited to fill a central office reading position. (VJ)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the International Reading Association, Atlantic City, J.N., Apr. 19-23, 1971