Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading: Preparing Teachers for a Changing World / Edition 1

Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading: Preparing Teachers for a Changing World / Edition 1

by Catherine Snow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787996335

ISBN-13: 9780787996338

Pub. Date: 08/17/2007

Publisher: Wiley

It is generally accepted that reading with comprehension is key to success in all academic domains. This means that every teacher must be able to help students deepen their reading and writing skills. What is the core knowledge base teachers need for this task? Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading offers a definitive guide to reading and literacy preparation…  See more details below

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It is generally accepted that reading with comprehension is key to success in all academic domains. This means that every teacher must be able to help students deepen their reading and writing skills. What is the core knowledge base teachers need for this task? Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading offers a definitive guide to reading and literacy preparation in teacher education and professional development.

Despite the current obsession with improving national educational standards for our children, an alarming number of teachers lack grounding in the fundamentals of theory and practice of reading and literacy. This book is a part of a major initiative of the National Academy of Education's Committee on Teacher Education, whose members have been charged with the task of creating a core knowledge base for teacher education. A subcommittee of experts on language and literacy developed Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading to delineate the essential knowledge about the development, acquisition, and teaching of language and literacy that all teachers need.

This important book links evidence about student accomplishments and effective instructional practices to teacher knowledge and teacher preparation. The editors include information for meeting the more challenging situations teachers may encounter when teaching reading. Written for teacher educators, the book defines teacher preparation as a developmental process that evolves from recurring cycles of learning, enactment, assessment, and reflection.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787996338
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/17/2007
Series:
The Jossey-Bass Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
452,280
Product dimensions:
6.97(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.89(d)

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Table of Contents

1Yet another report about teacher education?1
2Students change : what are teachers to learn about reading development15
3Students vary : how can teachers address all their needs?123
4Students encounter difficulties : when teachers need specialized knowledge161
5Learning to use reading assessments wisely177
6A model of professional growth in reading education201

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