ERIC Number: ED099802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
Children's Literature: A Prerequisite for Courses in the Teaching of Reading in a Preservice Teacher Training Continuum in Elementary Education.
Clodfelter, Cherie A.
This investigation was conducted in order to compare gains in knowledge of selected reading concepts of preservice teachers in their senior year of a four-year academic, undergraduate teacher education program at the University of Dallas, regardless of course sequencing and past scholastic achievement. Sixty preservice teachers, taught by the same instructor, were administered the Inventory of Teacher Knowledge in Reading prior to and following instruction. The findings indicated that requiring a course in children's literature before classes in methods of teaching reading increased the knowledge of selected reading concepts. The students who followed the new course sequence of children's literature had initial gains on knowledge of selected reading concepts and sustained these gains compared to the students who had the traditional course sequence of methods of teaching reading prior to children's literature. (WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (19th, New Orleans, May 1-4, 1974)