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ERIC Number: ED077010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Pages: 8
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Reading Education for English Educators.
Estes, Thomas
This paper argues that reading courses ought to be a required part of the college curriculum for students preparing to teach English in secondary schools. At present, the author points out, only seven states require such training for secondary school certification. The author regrets that relatively few English teachers have had reading education, since quite a few of them are asked to teach reading. It is suggested that teachers elect to train themselves in reading or to enroll in reading courses and that they design reading lessons for their students and use English curriculum content as the basis of these lessons. Two texts are recommended for self-preparation, "The Psychology and Pedagogy of Reading (Huey, 1918) and "Understanding Reading" (Smith, 1971). The author also suggests strategies for developing lessons in reading for the English class and recommends some books which can provide assistance in that development. (Author/DI)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (62nd, Minneapolis, November 23-25, 1972)