ERIC Number: ED119104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Competency-Based Approach to Preparing Secondary Level Teachers of Reading: (1) Substance and Content, (2) Philosophy and Rationale.
Schnell, Thomas R.; Burnett, Richard W.
These two papers were presented at a two-part session on using a competency-based approach to secondary reading teacher preparation. The philosophy and rationale of a performance based approach to reading are discussed by Richard W. Burnett. Competency-based courses in secondary reading are contrasted with such courses in elementary reading and realistic constraints are noted. Thomas R. Schnell identifies essential knowledge areas and teaching skills related to reading for the secondary school classroom teacher and the potential secondary school reading specialist and describes the topics covered in a "Reading in the Secondary Schools" methods course for preparing such teachers. The topics of the units of the course are as follows: course orientation and history of reading instruction; group standardized measurement and evaluation; expectancy and readability; informal reading tests; vocabulary development and word recognition; literal comprehension skills; higher level comprehension skills; study skills; reading in content areas; instructional materials; and organization and management of reading programs. The course format of lecture-reading, performance, and field experience is explained in detail. (MKM)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Competency Based Teacher Education, Content Area Reading, Higher Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Consultants, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Skills, Secondary Education, Study Skills, Teacher Education, Vocabulary
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Papers presented at the Annual Meeting of the Communications/Reading Conference (1st, Nashville, Tennessee, June 16-20, 1975)