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ERIC Number: EJ918928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Beginning Teachers Reflect on Their Experiences Being Prepared to Teach Literacy
Helfrich, Sara R.; Bean, Rita M.
Teacher Education and Practice, v24 n2 p201-222 Spr 2011
A descriptive study was employed to investigate beginning teachers' experiences with reading instruction in their teacher preparation programs and to determine what areas of need have emerged now that they are practicing teachers. Data collection instruments included a reflective survey and telephone interviews. Beginning teachers perceived themselves as being generally well prepared to teach reading to their K-8 students, but several areas of further instructional need were indicated--namely, differentiating reading instruction for diverse learners, using assessment to drive instruction, and managing the classroom. Full findings from the survey and interviews are discussed, as well as implications for teacher educators and researchers. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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