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ERIC Number: ED099810
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 328
Abstractor: N/A
An Assessment of Undergraduate Preparation for the Teaching of Reading in the Elementary School.
Pavlik, Robert Andrew
After identifying the concepts most emphasized in the two undergraduate elementary reading methods courses at the University of Northern Colorado, this study sought to assess the retention and perception of mastery of these concepts by recent graduates. An interview packet was developed which contained a general area of reading and its respective concepts. Five reading methods professors were interviewed to determine the concepts emphasized in their courses. A questionnaire was developed and sent to 346 recent graduates in order to assess their retention and perception of mastery of these concepts. A checklist of concepts selected to prepare students to be teachers of reading in the elementary school accompanied the questionnaire in order to assess the degree of importance recent graduates attach to the concepts. The results indicated that more than 50 percent of the graduates correctly retained the 28 concepts most emphasized, the retention by recent graduates of concepts most emphasized was weakest in the general area of reading assessment, and the retention by recent graduates of concepts most emphasized was strongest in the areas of reading skills and reading instructional practices. (Author/WR)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Northern Colorado