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ERIC Number: EJ809887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Understanding the "Why" behind the "How" in Reading Instruction
Burke, Lisa; Fiene, Judy; Young, Mary Jo; Meyer, Debra K.
Educational Forum, v72 n2 p168-176 2008
One of the most critical pedagogical areas for student success is reading development and the use of reading to learn in the content areas. Teachers' knowledge and the materials, methods, and strategies employed are essential factors in students' abilities to read. In their inquiry study, the authors examined the congruence between the content of preservice literacy methods courses at their college and the practices of recent alumni. Although practice varied for each teacher, alumni students emphasized some components of reading over others, often because those components were stressed in their college courses. These findings led the authors to rethink why and how reading methods are taught to preservice teachers. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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