ERIC Number: ED200547
Record Type: RIE
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The Transition from Student of Reading Methods to Teacher of Reading.
Hodges, Carol A.
Teacher educators are concerned about the limited impact that methods courses have on instructional practices and the considerable impact that cooperating teachers have. The experiences of student teachers who taught in elementary reading practica without the presence of cooperating teachers were analyzed. Five student teachers were observed by and held conferences with a university supervisor and the school principal during a twelve week period in which they participated in all of the activities of a typical elementary teacher. It was concluded that even preservice teachers who do not have a cooperating teacher change their views of appropriate reading instruction so that they often become dissonant with the views they held immediately after finishing a reading methods course. Possibilities for improving the effectiveness of reading methods courses are discussed. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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