ERIC Number: EJ1097926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
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.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Universities, Reading Consultants, Reading, Reading Instruction, Leadership, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Literacy, Literacy Education, Interviews, Followup Studies, Surveys, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Leadership Role, Graduate Study, Masters Degrees, Masters Programs, Coaching (Performance), Reading Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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