ERIC Number: ED232009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Reading in Postsecondary Occupational Education: Faculty Development Resource Manual. Basics of Career Program Achievement: Emphasis on Reading.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Student Development Center.
Intended as a resource of staff-tested activities for two-year college faculty, staff, and administrators, this manual is a compilation of representative materials from training workshops conducted, as a professional development project, to increase instructor skills and knowledge regarding intervention in reading deficiency of postsecondary occupational education students. Part A identifies workshop participants and summarizes their local inservice programs. Materials on readability procedures found in the second section are an overview of readability procedures, the Fry and Flesch readability formulas, a summary of readability estimates, computerized readability estimates, a guide for considering textbooks, a textbook selection checklist, a textbook evaluative rating scale, a readability checklist, and a student textbook use and attitude survey. Part C contains materials on Cloze procedures, including an overview, an inservice module on use of Cloze for evaluating student reading levels, and Cloze samples. Contents of part D on reading study strategies are: reading-related study techniques, prereading instruction, textbook preview, use of vocabulary skills in teaching career content, guidelines for teaching paragraph comprehension, use of guide questions in reading content, sample reading study guides, materials on SQ3R (Survey, question, read, recite, review), and an inservice module on helping students read texts. The final section contains instruments for evaluating professional development programs and outcomes of reading strategies in instruction. (YLB)
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, College Faculty, Content Area Reading, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Readability, Readability Formulas, Reading Comprehension, Resource Materials, Study Skills, Teacher Workshops, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Selection, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Student Development Center.