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Oboler, Eileen S.; Gupta, Abha – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
This two-part study examines the emerging understanding of the reading process among preservice teachers (PTs), enrolled in a teacher preparation course on diagnostic reading. The study focuses on the use of reading assessment tools to understand the process of reading, while using reading inventories for diagnostic as well as pedagogical…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Content Area Reading, Models, Prior Learning
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Gupta, Abha – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2010
The purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate elementary school teachers' self-perceived beliefs regarding African-American English (AAE), and their professional preparedness to address linguistic needs of AA students in the classrooms. The findings revealed three central issues: (1) teachers had limited understanding of the linguistic…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Educational Needs, Teacher Education Programs, Culturally Relevant Education
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Gupta, Abha; Ndahi, Hassan – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2002
Describes the training provided to tutors and trainers of adult learning centers in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Results show that trainees, prior to training, had limited access to computer technology and needed training in incorporating computer technology in the curriculum. After training, trainees have shown increased levels of comfort with…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Computer Literacy, Literacy, Tutors
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Gupta, Abha; Oboler, Eileen – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2001
Focuses on the roles of today's Title 1 reading teachers based on changing Title 1 guidelines in a team teaching model. Interprets reading teachers' roles with respect to the new provisions found in the Interim Report and Title 1. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Guidelines, Reading Teachers, Second Language Learning, Teacher Role