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ERIC Number: ED074454
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 22
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Identifying Good Teachers of Reading. Successful Teachers of Reading, Who are They?
Artley, A. Sterl
Approximately 100 junior and senior education majors in a basic reading methods course answered these questions: (1) from what you can recall, what did your teachers (on any level) do that you feel promoted your competence and interest in reading? (2) was there anything that your teachers did that detracted from your interest in reading? (3) was there someone or something besides your teacher who contributed to your competence and interest in reading? From their answers several generalized observations about the school reading programs and teachers as these students remember them are made. Teachers' oral reading is frequently mentioned as most enjoyable and stimulating. Creative teaching and teacher enthusiasm are recalled as prime motivators while repetitive drill and dull reading classes are listed as negative influences. School librarians often served as an inspiration to these students. The major influence for all these students was the parents or family. Most had been read to as children, had parents who read for pleasure, had books and magazines readily available in the home, and were encouraged (but not pressured) to read for enjoyment and information. (TO)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the International Reading Association (18th, Denver, Colorado, May 1-4, 1973)