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ERIC Number: EJ1048737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: EISSN-1559-9035
Experiential Learning and Literacy: Preservice Teachers' Perspectives
Pittman, Ramona T.; Dorel, Theresa G.
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v10 n2 p87-98 Fall 2014
In this study, we sought to determine preservice teachers' perceptions about participating in an experiential learning literacy program. A total of 86 preservice teachers participated in two hours of training and then tutored elementary students for a total of eight hours. The preservice teachers engaged in 10 hours of experiential learning through a community-based reading tutoring program. Following their experiences, the preservice teachers completed a survey and answered three open-ended questions that solicited their views about their training and tutoring. Overall, the preservice teachers perceived the experience to be positive to their literacy knowledge and skill development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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