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ERIC Number: EJ787007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Literacy Lessons on Location
Borba, Mary F.
Phi Delta Kappan, v89 n6 p440-441 Feb 2008
With the current pressures on teachers to increase academic achievement for all students, high-quality teacher training is more important than ever. Elementary teachers are faced with high expectations for their students to achieve literacy proficiency, and these expectations became law with the No Child Left Behind Act. With or without this legislation, the author, a university professor who teaches future teachers in a university program, is committed to preparing teacher candidates to respond expertly to the challenge of helping children become proficient readers and writers to ensure their success in society. In this article, the author reflects on how best to provide learning opportunities for her students as they prepare to become elementary teachers. She uses real public school classrooms to teach prospective teachers that no commercial reading program can accomplish what a skilled teacher can. The education students learn literacy lessons at an elementary school where pedagogy and practicum are integrated within each class period. (Contains 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001