ERIC Number: EJ887299
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 9
Through the Eyes of the Preservice Teacher: Using a Reflective Reading Journey to Inform Teaching and Learning
Gibson, Karen M.
Issues in Teacher Education, v19 n1 p109-120 Spr 2010
Many factors affect attitudes toward reading, including parent and other caretaker support, sibling attitudes, school and library programs, curriculum and instruction, and, of course, teachers. While working with preservice teachers pursuing licensure in pre-kindergarten through adolescent education, it became evident that the students had many preconceived notions about reading, based on their own experiences as children, youth, and young adults, and that an examination of these experiences could be a powerful tool in developing a better understanding of their future students' needs during the various stages of reading development. In this article, the author shares her effort in enabling her students to better understand their personal relationship to reading and to create an opportunity for them to think about how their past experiences might affect their future students by using a reflective reading journey.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Reading Improvement, Children, Adolescents, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Reflective Teaching, Reading Instruction, Teacher Leadership, Reading Ability, Reading Readiness, Reading Skills, Reflection
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