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ERIC Number: ED559590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Never Too Late: Boosting Reading Scores in Community College
While community college instructors are experts in their academic or technical fields, most do not have training to help adults build postsecondary literacy skills. Researchers with WestEd's Strategic Literacy Initiative (SLI) sought to change that. Building on SLI's popular and proven Reading Apprenticeship model for middle and high school teachers, the Community College Faculty Seminars in Reading Apprenticeship evolved in 2007 to meet the demands of institutions serving adult learners. In the higher education setting, Reading Apprenticeship shows teachers how to draw on what they know and do as knowledgeable, discipline-based readers in chemistry, dental hygiene, refrigeration repair, or other academic and technical fields, and then how to share those skills with students. This article article discusses how community college instructors use the Reading Apprenticeship approach to help students collaborate with one another to identify and address their specific reading challenges. [This article was first published in WestEd's R&D Alert, Vol. 14, No.3, 2014.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: WestEd
Identifiers - Location: California