ERIC Number: ED172153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Strategies for Increasing Reading Comprehension in Vocational Education Classes.
Stephenson, Donald; Ward, Barbara S.
Vocational education students are characterized by the fact that they tend to lack role models and subsequently lack coping strategies. In addition, they lack educational planning. Many are casualties of a prior hope in that they have already dropped out of or have been pushed out of academic programs. At the same time, occupational training programs contain a complex and unique set of skills and language. This juxtaposition requires special help for students trying to learn the new technical language for their areas. First, the material must be approached with an attitude that recognizes the demands of the text and the needs of the students. Second, the sequence of learning must be maintained and thoroughly considered so that concepts are built and presuppositions are kept to a minimum. Third, the language of vocation is unique and must be respected with precise interpretation in order to maintain the philosophy of process and product. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Great Lakes Regional Conference of the International Reading Association (3rd, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 12-14, 1978)