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ERIC Number: ED229525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Preparing Industrial Education Teachers as Reading Specialists.
Cranney, A. Garr; McKell, William E.
Three years ago Brigham Young University in Provo, UT began offering a required two-credit pass-fail course to prepare industrial education teachers to teach reading in their field. The course is team taught by a reading teacher and an industrial education faculty member who had done his/her dissertation in reading. Addressed in the course are the following topics: attitudes toward reading, reading diagnosis, readability, vocabulary, comprehension, motivation, English as a Second Language (ESL), and study skills. Over time, several changes have been implemented in the course. These include providing a student teaching experience prior to the course, thereby providing background that assists later learning. At the conclusion of the reading course, the students begin another month-by-month student teaching experience, during which they are evaluated with respect to 15 teaching behaviors in reading. After this second student teaching experience, reading is followed up at a summary interview, and a paper is written on the teaching of reading within a school industrial education curriculum. While the instructors of this course have, at times, found their teaching experience to be frustrating, they feel that the course has been a success. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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