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ERIC Number: EJ799467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Comparing Teachers' Literacy-Related Knowledge to Their State's Standards for Reading
McCombes-Tolis, Jule; Feinn, Richard
Reading Psychology, v29 n3 p236-265 May 2008
This study compared elementary and special education teachers' knowledge of when K-3 students develop key reading competencies, their knowledge of who is responsible for teaching K-3 students key reading competencies, and teachers' perceptions of their own instructionally relevant competencies to those standards articulated within their state's blueprint for reading achievement. Results reveal a disconnect between teacher-held beliefs and state-articulated grade-level student literacy competencies. Results also suggest that teacher preparation programs are not preparing candidates to achieve mastery of essential teacher competencies articulated within their state's reading blueprint. Strengthening the accountability of teacher preparation practices to states' reading blueprint standards is recommended. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut