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ERIC Number: ED126475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 13
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Reference Count: 0
Some Teacher Competencies That May Influence Disabled Readers' Learning of Word Attack Skills.
Morsink, Catherine
A study was conducted to determine competencies which teacher trainees should master. The following five competencies were hypothesized as important influences on learning disabled (LD) students' learning of word-attack skills: stating behavioral objectives, matching instruction to objectives, teaching rather than dispensing instruction, positive verbal reinforcing, and overlearning--extended practice on a newly introduced skill. Ten supervising teachers in ten elementary classrooms and 31 student teachers engaged in a year-long study comparing three methods of teaching reading to LD students. A total of 194 observations were made in these classrooms, with one supervisor and as many as five student teachers involved in each class. Measurement and analysis of LD student reading achievement showed that all five competencies were present in the classrooms providing the most effective instruction and that the following three competencies were frequently absent in the least effective classrooms: matching instruction to objectives, positive reinforcing, and overlearning. (JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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