ERIC Number: EJ856148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Is It More than a Supporting Role? Reflections on the Teaching of Reading from a Social Studies Teacher Educator
Chant, Richard H.
Voices from the Middle, v17 n1 p51-53 Sep 2009
The role of content-area teachers in reading instruction has long been a subject of debate. Chant, a social studies teacher educator, reasons through the argument that content-area teachers should also be reading teachers while balancing that with the demands on content-area teachers and the complex training required to be a skilled reading teacher. Ultimately, he posits that this is a two-way street, and while content-area teachers are focusing on reading, reading teachers can focus equally on content. Together, they share a goal to make better readers.
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Reading Teachers, Reading Instruction, Teacher Educators, Social Studies, Teacher Role
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