ERIC Number: ED498541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading: Preparing Teachers for a Changing World
Snow, Catherine, Ed.; Griffin, Peg, Ed.; Burns, M. Susan, Ed.
Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley
Basic reading proficiency is key to success in all content areas, but attending to students' literacy development remains a challenge for many teachers, especially after the primary grades. "Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading" presents recommendations for the essential knowledge about the development, acquisition, and teaching of language and literacy skills that teachers need to master and use. This important book is one result of an initiative of the National Academy of Education's Committee on Teacher Education, whose members have been charged with the task of creating a core knowledge base for teacher education. Following a Preface, National Academy of Education's Reading Sub-Committee Members, and Acknowledgments, the book contains six chapters: (1) Yet Another Report about Teacher Education?; (2) Students Change: What Are Teachers to Learn about Reading Development?; (3) Students Vary: How Can Teachers Address All Their Needs?; (4) Students Encounter Difficulties: When Teachers Need Specialized Knowledge; (5) Learning to Use Reading Assessments Wisely; and (6) A Model of Professional Growth in Reading Education. Also includes an appendix and references.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Literacy, Reading Instruction, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Student Needs, Reading Tests, Professional Development, Student Evaluation, Elementary Secondary Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Student Diversity, Reading Difficulties, Teacher Education Curriculum, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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