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ERIC Number: EJ907217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0270-2711
Preparing Novice History Teachers to Meet Students' Literacy Needs
Nokes, Jeffery D.
Reading Psychology, v31 n6 p493-523 2010
In spite of calls for increased literacy instruction in secondary content classes, there appears to be little change in practice. One reason for this may be that content area literacy courses inadequately prepared teachers to teach literacy skills specific to their content area. This article describes a program that embeds content area literacy instruction in a methods course taken by preservice history teachers. In this course, teaching candidates explore issues of literacy specific to history classrooms. Candidates' written reflections, examination responses, and course evaluations reveal the development of knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to include literacy instruction in history classes. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A