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The Vocationally-Oriented Reader.
Schewe, Douglas H.
The development of American vocational education has evolved to a well-defined program of a practical orientation that has led the vocationally oriented students to define his goal so narrowly that no room is left for reading skills needed in coping with the burgeoning changes and innovations of modern business and industry. The first goal of reading instruction to vocational students should be to have them become proficient in basic reading skills which they can apply directly to the use of content materials in his chosen field. The development of reading skills should begin by using individualized reading materials and follow a controlled sequence which allows adjustment for student differences. Then the students should have the opportunity to apply these skills to textbooks and magazines covering topics related to his job interest. Preparing the vocationally oriented reader to enter his world of work requires curriculum tailoring designed by drawing on the expertise of vocational, general study, and counseling staff members. Team teaching of vocational and reading instructors would prove helpful. An illustration of such a reading program for vocational students is the reading-study skills laboratory at the Madison Area Technical College. References are included. (AW)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Cooperative Planning, Curriculum Design, History, Individualized Instruction, Program Descriptions, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Team Teaching, Vocational Education
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