ERIC Number: ED189544
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
What Educators Reveal About Undergraduate and Graduate Experiences in Reading.
Cheek, Martha Collins
A study was conducted to determine the perceived quality of undergraduate and graduate programs in reading by former students in those programs. Survey forms were mailed to 851 persons whose names were provided as graduates of ninety colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. Forms were returned from 404 persons holding the following degrees: bachelors (7), masters (178), specialist (45), and doctorate (174). Among the findings were that: (1) teaching experience as student teachers or graduate teaching assistants was highly valued, (2) persons taking three or four courses in reading felt significantly better prepared to teach reading than those taking one or two courses, (3) how to organize and manage reading instruction and how to diagnose reading difficulties were considered the first and second most helpful courses, (4) introductory courses were cited as least helpful, and (5) that college and university teachers rated their programs more positively than did other professionals. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (25th, St. Louis, MO, May 5-9, 1980).