ERIC Number: ED248761
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Professional Preparation of College Reading and Study-Skills Specialists. College Reading and Learning Assistance Technical Report 84-05.
Stahl, Norman A.; And Others
Skills needed by college reading specialists are discussed, based on a review of the literature. Training begins at the undergraduate level, with a scholarly academic foundation, rather than with an abundance of methods and materials courses. Knowledge of the theoretical base of both the reading and the learning process is stressed, with particular emphasis on characteristics of college/adult learners. Along with learning methods for teaching reading and study skills, the specialist must be exposed to the published instructional materials and specialized equipment for developmental and remedial readers. A solid background in research literature and research methodology is also needed. Since many reading specialists also serve as program directors, administrative and counseling skills are also important. A basic requirement for the college reading specialist is a set of personal characteristics, including flexibility and leadership qualities. Studies that have discussed the following components of the college reading curriculum are identified: comprehension, critical reading, reading rate/flexibility, reference skills, retention/memory development techniques, spelling, study reading, study skills, test taking skills, time management skills, and vocabulary development. A list of references is appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Georgia State Univ., Atlanta.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see HE 017 623-626.