ERIC Number: ED056847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Professionally-Oriented Reader.
Dulin, Kenneth L.
A reading program designed for adults in business, industry, or self-directing professions must focus on specific reading skills which are different from other adult reading programs. Professionals generally have good-to-excellent reading skills which they developed in school and college and are thus primarily concerned with developing (1) efficient and fast reading, (2) the ability to deal with professional jargon and technical vocabulary, (3) the ability to deal with specialized reading materials in their fields, and (4) facility for creativeness of expression. Because professionals have learned meticulous and careful reading skills in school, they often need to learn skills of general comprehension of large quantities of material. The materials used should be those the professionals come in contact with--either brought in by the students or found by the teacher. Some guidelines for working with professionals are (1) make the program visably individualized, (2) review basic reading skills, (3) teach general as well as technical vocabulary skills, (4) teach flexible rather than fast reading, (5) explain the theory behind the techniques taught, and (6) be egalitarian and uncondescending toward the class. References are included. (AL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Reading Programs, Individualized Reading, Inservice Education, Professional Training, Reading Development, Reading Material Selection, Reading Rate, Reading Skills, Teaching Methods
National Reading Conference, Inc., Marquette University, 1217 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, Wis. 53233
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Note: Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Tampa, Fla., Dec. 1971