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ERIC Number: ED052919
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Changes in the Preparation of Reading Teachers. Final Report.
Kies, Daniel A.
A summary of the findings of a survey which studied changes in the preparation of reading teachers as a result of the recommendations made in Austin's "The Torchlighters" is presented. The Austin questionnaire was used with added items to assess new areas of interest. Data from the final sample of 365 institutions were analyzed using chi square and Spearman rank-order correlation. It was found (1) that universities offer reading courses separate from other language arts, (2) that more time is allotted to reading than previously, (3) that more secondary reading courses are offered now, (4) that ideas regarding initial reading instruction have changed in the direction of the Austin recommendations, and (5) that student teaching experience is more often done without concurrent course work and requires some tutoring experience more often than was done at the time of the earlier study. Recommendations are made on the basis of the survey results. More complete information will be available in a forthcoming final report. (MS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Univ., Whitewater.