ERIC Number: ED503737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reading Content Knowledge: What Do Teachers Need to Know and How Can We Assess Their Knowledge?
Lilienthal, Linda K.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Northern Rocky Mountain Educational Research Association Annual Conference (Lake Tahoe, NV, Oct 9-11, 2008) Author
The purpose of this study was to investigate preservice teachers' reading content knowledge, to develop a definition of reading, and to develop an informal test of teachers' reading content knowledge. A content analysis of two contemporary reading textbooks used in university reading courses was the source of a six-tier, hierarchical definition of reading to organize and explain reading content knowledge. In this definition, reading content knowledge consists of theories, methods, topics, concepts, strategies, and skills related to reading. This definition and the content analysis of the reading textbooks became the foundation for a 100 item pilot test. The final Test of Reading Content Knowledge (TORCK) contains 40 items.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A