ERIC Number: EJ1165804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Teachers' Experiences Providing One-on-One Instruction to Struggling Readers
Liebfreund, Meghan D.; Amendum, Steven J.
Reading Horizons, v56 n4 Article 5 2017
This study examined the experiences of 12 kindergarten, first-, and second-grade classroom teachers who provided one-on-one intervention instruction for struggling readers within the general classroom context. Teachers were interviewed at the end of the project. Interview statements clustered into four themes: Managing One-on-One Intervention, Observing Student Growth, Acquiring Knowledge about Teaching Reading, and Discovering Specific Characteristics of Good Teaching. Results indicated that positioning the classroom teacher at the center of a reading intervention with support may be a beneficial form of professional development. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Experience, Intervention, Classroom Techniques, Interviews, Progress Monitoring, Experiential Learning, Best Practices, Faculty Development, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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