ERIC Number: ED253856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
More Than Facilitator: A Principal's Job in Educating New and Experienced Reading Teachers.
Moss, R. Kay
The principal's role in educating reading teachers exceeds the scheduling of an occasional inservice activity with the area reading coordinator. The principal's role must include the following: (1) becoming familiar with the area of reading; (2) committing time and effort to the program through staff development and through participation in exemplary language learning activities in the school; (3) evaluating the teacher's theoretical orientation to reading as well as the effectiveness of that teacher; and (4) promoting awareness of the reading program within the community. If the reading program of the elementary school is to be a reflection of what is known about language and language learning, the principal must be more than a facilitator. The principal must take an active role in the reading program, in the teachers' theoretical growth, and in parent communication. To do any less leaves the school without a central catalyst in the growth of literacy. (HOD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English Spring Conference (4th, Houston, TX, March 28-30, 1985).