ERIC Number: ED092901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
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Competency in Teaching Reading of Fieldbased and On-Campus Students at Cleveland State University.
Boehnlein, Mary Maher; Gans, Thomas G.
The purpose of this study was to determine if students in a field-based program performed significantly better on a test of ability to assess and to teach specific reading skills than students enrolled in on-campus reading methods courses which employed the same textual materials and different amounts of field experiences with children. The subjects in both the field-based and on-campus programs met the same set of criteria for admission to the College of Education, but the participants for the field-centered program were selected from a pool of applicants on the basis of personal interviews. All subjects were administered the Harp and Wallen Competency in Teaching Reading Test--Form A as a pretest and Form B as a posttest--which accompanies the basic testbook used in preservice education courses. The results support the contention that intensive field experience with children in a school setting contributes to competence in teaching reading, especially in diagnostic and prescriptive teaching techniques. (RB)
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