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ERIC Number: EJ864820
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 76
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1938-9809
Literacy Courses and the Prevention of Reading Difficulties
Knight-McKenna, Mary
Forum on Public Policy Online, v2009 n1 2009
Preventing reading difficulties in the early grades has been a topic of interest for more than a decade. Research has clearly delineated the components needed for early literacy programs to be effective in teaching nearly all children to learn to read. Teacher educators have a responsibility to ensure that candidates gain extensive knowledge about this research so that they learn how to prevent reading difficulties. This is a daunting challenge. How can the prevention of reading problems be effective addressed in literacy education courses? What portion of the curriculum should be focused on the prevention of literacy problems? This article examines teacher education literacy development courses and the topic of preventing reading difficulties.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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