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ERIC Number: EJ1107085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7125
Teaching a Student to Read through a Screen: Using SKYPE to Facilitate a Field Experience
Gunther, Jeanne
School-University Partnerships, v9 n1 p14-16 Spr 2016
The Distance Clinical Connecting Candidates and Children (DC4) is an innovative new model for providing a clinical experience in a reading methods course. Pre-service teachers used this model to implement assessments and lessons via SKYPE with local elementary students. I designed this model to provide a clinical experience when faced with university scheduling constraints. Positive outcomes for preservice teachers involved in the piloting of the DC4 were noted in terms of growth as a teacher, planning and attitudes toward teaching reading. This type of model may hold potential for the inclusion of rural schools into university-public school partnerships involving clinical experiences of pre-service teachers, otherwise made impossible by geographic location.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A