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ERIC Number: EJ1097926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0502
How Are Colleges and Universities Preparing Reading Specialist Candidates for Leadership Positions in the Schools?
Wepner, Shelley B.; Quatroche, Diana J.
Reading Horizons, v51 n2 Article 4 p103-118 Aug-Sep 2011
This article reports on the results of 11 interviews conducted as a follow-up to a survey that examined the perceptions of university faculty regarding the importance of graduate programs preparing reading specialists for leadership roles. The results of the interviews indicate that programs require a leadership course that has reading specialist candidates actually working with classroom teachers in a school setting. These programs also require that reading specialist candidates provide professional development and develop skills in communication and collaboration. We suggest that the surveyed programs provide a model of what could be offered in master's degree/certification programs for reading specialists.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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