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ERIC Number: ED141747
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Inservice Diffusion of Reading Into Technical Areas.
Glen, Mary Louise; Miller, Karen
Even when reading improvement courses are provided for community college students with low reading ability, the students may be unable to apply to their content courses the skills learned in the reading courses. This paper suggests that reading teachers should work with individual content-course instructors to show them how to help their students learn to read and study the chosen text. The paper points out that teachers of technical courses need to develop awareness of the population group they teach, since students in community colleges are, typically, far less academically able than are their baccalaureate counterparts. Teachers need to select textbooks appropriate to the students' reading levels, to demonstrate to students how to read the text, and to preteach vocabulary words. They must show students how to write summaries and papers, and they should be supported in their efforts to write easy-to-read tests for students. Content-course teachers must also consider factors specific to their areas. The paper presents ideas for helping low-ability students in the fields of public service technology, business technology, engineering technology, and health technology. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Regional Conference on English in the Two-Year College (Dayton, Ohio, February 17-19, 1977)